Monthly Archives: April 2011

The debt nobody is talking about

The unemployment insurance program that is keeping many of Wisconsin’s unemployed workers afloat is balanced on a mountain of debt. The state has $1.7 billion in outstanding loans to the federal government, up more than 35% from a year ago … Continue reading

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Tax data help put Wisconsin’s economy in perspective

Recently released tax figures from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue and the IRS provide a glimpse into Wisconsin’s economy in 2009 relative to the nation’s.  As recently reported by WISTAX, the number of Wisconsin income tax filers dropped 1.9% in … Continue reading

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Understanding budget math

As we move into the heart of the state budget season, members of both political parties will be tossing around numbers, particular the size of spending cuts or increases.  However,Wisconsin’s biennial (two-year) budget lends itself to a different kind of … Continue reading

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