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Dale Knapp or Todd A. Berry
608-241-9789
wistax@wistax.org

Legislators Get Briefing on Technical Colleges from WISTAX President Todd Berry

July 24, 2014

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MADISON—The focus was property tax funding of technical colleges when Todd Berry, president of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, testified before a special Legislative Council committee at the state capitol today.

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Dale Knapp or Todd A. Berry
608-241-9789
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More to Tax Rankings Than Meets the Eye

WISTAX Study Shows How Major Taxes Here Vary by Taxpayer, Place

June 23, 2014

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MADISON—Wisconsin’s income tax claims a greater share of income than all but 10 of the 41 states with a general income tax, according to federal figures. But, a new study from the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX), “State Tax Rankings: Digging a Little Deeper,” finds that rank can actually range from as high as seventh to as low as 33rd, depending on filer income. WISTAX is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization devoted to public policy research and citizen education.

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Dale Knapp or Todd A. Berry
608-241-9789
wistax@wistax.org

Municipal Property Taxes Rise 2.0%, Outpacing Schools and Counties

Net Property Tax Collections Increase 1.4% to $9.86 Billion

June 9, 2014

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MADISON—With an increase of 2.0% over last year, municipal property taxes collected in 2014 will outpace growth in other local government levies. By type of municipality, town levies are rising 2.2%, slightly more than cities (2.0%) and villages (1.8%). These findings come from a Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX) review of preliminary property tax figures released last month.

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Dale Knapp or Todd A. Berry
608-241-9789
wistax@wistax.org

Municipal Property Taxes Rise 2.0%, Outpacing Schools and Counties

Net Property Tax Collections Increase 1.4% to $9.86 Billion

June 9, 2014

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MADISON—With an increase of 2.0% over last year, municipal property taxes collected in 2014 will outpace growth in other local government levies. By type of municipality, town levies are rising 2.2%, slightly more than cities (2.0%) and villages (1.8%). These findings come from a Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX) review of preliminary property tax figures released last month.

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Dale Knapp or Todd A. Berry
608-241-9789
wistax@wistax.org

Wisconsin State and Local Debt Situation Moderating?

WISTAX Study Shows Signs of Improvement in Wisconsin Borrowing

June 5, 2014

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MADISON—While federal debt amounts continue to climb, Wisconsin’s state-local debt load is showing some signs of stabilizing. A new report from Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX), “A Closer Look At Public Debt: With Federal Debt Rising, How is Wisconsin Doing?” shows that combined state-local debt grew 0.3% in 2012-13 (2013), its smallest increase since 2008. WISTAX is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization devoted to public policy research and citizen education.

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