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Tourism drop affects local budgets

While the “great recession” of 2008-09 affected nearly all parts of the state’s economy, room tax figures from the state’s Department of Revenue (DOR) indicate the impacts on tourism were particularly acute. After rising more than 8% per year in … Continue reading

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It has to come from somewhere . . .

In at least one respect, the 2011-13 state budget (Act 32) should make property taxpayers happy: The budget bill “freezes” property tax levies for the next two years. While this means most homeowners will typically see small changes in property … Continue reading

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Metro income gains spotty

Four of Wisconsin’s 11 metro areas had 2010 income grow faster than 80% of metro areas nationwide. With personal income in metropolitan areas up 2.9% nationally, Appleton (4.1%), Eau Claire (4.9%), Fond du Lac (4.7%), and Oshkosh-Neenah were among the … Continue reading

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