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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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Public/Private compensation

There seems to be a great interest in comparisons of government employee compensation with workers in the private sector. These comparisons are often difficult because public- and private-sector workforces differ in education, occupation, and experience—all factors that affect compensation. A … Continue reading

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Tax burden down, rank up

Recently released U.S. Census Bureau figures show state-local taxes in Wisconsin claimed 11.2% of personal income in 2009 (2008-09 fiscal year), down from 11.7% in the preceding year. Despite the drop, the state’s tax ranking rose from 11th to 9th, … Continue reading

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