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Comparing WI property taxes nationally

At the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, we provide a lot of information to allow residents to make in-state property tax comparisons, whether it’s by school district, county, or municipality (www.wistax.org/facts). National comparisons are much harder to make. However, recently published figures … Continue reading

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Lottery sales languish

How effective is the Wisconsin Lottery at providing property tax relief? The answer is “not very, and declining.” Wisconsin Lottery sales rose marginally in 2009-10, but were significantly below 2005-06, which was the most recent peak in sales. Nearly $481 … Continue reading

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The debt nobody is talking about

The unemployment insurance program that is keeping many of Wisconsin’s unemployed workers afloat is balanced on a mountain of debt. The state has $1.7 billion in outstanding loans to the federal government, up more than 35% from a year ago … Continue reading

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