Monthly Archives: February 2013

On state budget balances

One characteristic of state budgets since the early 2000s has been narrow ending balances.  From 2001 through 2011, ending balances have ranged from -2.6% to 1.9% of spending.  Moreover, during these years, little to nothing was added to Wisconsin’s “rainy … Continue reading

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Taxpayer Errata

On pages 4 and 5 of the January issue of The Wisconsin Taxpayer, “Raising the Curtain on a New Legislature,” assembly districts were incorrectly matched with their corresponding senate districts.  A corrected version is here.

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Job growth varies by county

Recent WISTAX research focused on several long-term factors affecting statewide Wisconsin job growth; in particular, a slow-growing population and lack of new firm creation (State of the state (I) and State of the state (II). A look at county-by-county numbers … Continue reading

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