Category Archives: State

State Lottery Gets Gift from Taxpayers

In the spirit of the holidays, state leaders gave the Wisconsin lottery a $48 million gift in the 2017-19 state budget. The gift will help keep down homeowners’ property tax bills this year and next. But it may come with … 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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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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