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Lottery Advertising: You Be the Judge. Or the Statistician.

Wisconsin state budget bills are usually 1,000 or more pages in length and contain many small items that receive little or no attention.  That is not to say, however, that serious questions cannot arise from the minutiae. One example from … Continue reading

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More questions as state budget nears

New figures from the Department of Revenue (D0R) may raise more questions about the upcoming 2017-19 state budget. Tax collections from July to November 2016 grew just 1.2% over the same period in 2015. That figure is lower than the … Continue reading

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Clouds on the state budget horizon?

A recent report from Wisconsin’s Department of Administration highlights the major challenges Gov. Scott Walker (R) and state legislators face as they begin work on the 2017-19 state budget. The so-called “November 20 report,” which summarizes the state’s financial conditions … Continue reading

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