Monthly Archives: October 2011

Tax burden down, rank up

Recently released U.S. Census Bureau figures show state-local taxes in Wisconsin claimed 11.2% of personal income in 2009 (2008-09 fiscal year), down from 11.7% in the preceding year. Despite the drop, the state’s tax ranking rose from 11th to 9th, … Continue reading

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First look at FY12 tax revenues

Rising tax revenues should be a welcome sight for state agencies being asked to lapse money from their budgets to help balance the state’s general fund, but only time will tell if general fund (GPR) taxes exceed or fall short … Continue reading

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Tourism drop affects local budgets

While the “great recession” of 2008-09 affected nearly all parts of the state’s economy, room tax figures from the state’s Department of Revenue (DOR) indicate the impacts on tourism were particularly acute. After rising more than 8% per year in … Continue reading

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