Monthly Archives: May 2013

Details on the latest income tax proposal

Earlier this week, Representative Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) proposed a 27-page major income tax simplification plan that would cut all tax rates, reducing general fund tax collections by $420 million; shrink the number of tax brackets to three; and eliminate a … Continue reading

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Wisconsin student loan debt in perspective

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) recently published information on student debt by state. In particular, they provide maps showing how various measures of student loan debt in Wisconsin compares to other states for the 1st quarter of … Continue reading

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To spend or not to spend

The Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) recently released new revenue estimates for 2013-15, which were $575 million higher than its January forecast. As is customary, legislators responded by suggesting how the money should be used. However, several factors argue for a … Continue reading

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