Monthly Archives: June 2011

No budget, no paychecks for lawmakers?

In Wisconsin, the two-year state budget was signed before the new fiscal year began July 1 — for the second consecutive biennium. One-party control of both legislative houses and the governor’s office during the 2009-11 (Democrats) and the 2011-13 (Republicans) … Continue reading

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Badger state economy making the turn?

With the national unemployment rate hovering around 9% and recently-released jobs numbers coming in below expectations, many wonder about the strength of the economy’s rebound from the “great recession.” Although economists point to national GDP growth as a sign of … Continue reading

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New school data highlight spending differences

The end of another school year coincides with the release of new Census Bureau figures on K-12 school spending by state. Although the figures are slightly dated—they are for the 2008-09 school year—they put Wisconsin in a national context. Wisconsin … Continue reading

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