Monthly Archives: December 2013

New Year Advisory: Beware of Surplus, Deficit Claims

By Todd A. Berry, Ph.D. President, Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance   Perhaps no word in 2014 state politics will be more used and abused than the word “deficit.” Voters, beware. Strident partisans love to cherry-pick state surplus or deficit figures that … Continue reading

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Jobs déjà vu

Quarterly job numbers released by the federal government on Wednesday led to a spate of press releases by both Democrats and Republicans to score political points. Depending on who you believe, the Governor’s policies were either good for jobs or … Continue reading

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A property tax caution

Our two new reports on 2013-14 property taxes (here and here) show modest increases in statewide school, county, and technical college property taxes.  However, as property tax bills begin to arrive in the mail, residents should understand that their individual … Continue reading

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