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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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Why didn’t we save a bit?

Revised revenue estimates from the state’s Legislative Fiscal Bureau show tax collections this year and next are likely to be weaker than what was expected during budget deliberations last May. Economic conditions are weaker than expected, resulting in lower tax … Continue reading

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