Monthly Archives: January 2013

Gov. Walker’s State of the State Address

State of the state addresses—and their state of the nation cousins, for that matter—are peculiar events, for they rarely deliver what they promise. They can boost spirits in difficult times, test campaign themes, marginalize opponents, or end-run lawmakers via direct … Continue reading

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Fiscal cliff bill, part 2

One of the major provisions of the recently passed “fiscal cliff” bill is higher income tax rates on single filers with taxable incomes above $400,000 and on married couples filing jointly with taxable incomes above $450,000. This will impact states … Continue reading

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Fiscal cliff bill and Wisconsin estate taxes

The “fiscal cliff” bill just passed by the U.S. Congress addresses federal income and estate taxes. Changes to the U.S. estate tax versus current law is relevant to Wisconsin because federal and state law were historically joined. Prior to 2001, … Continue reading

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