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

Lottery Property Tax Credits Decline in 2015

New Report Analyzes Legal Gambling in Wisconsin

June 15, 2016

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The Wisconsin Lottery generated $155.6 million in 2015 to help reduce property taxes on residential properties. That amount was less than the $171.4 million and $166.5 million generated in 2013 and 2014, respectively, according to a new report, “Has Legal Gambling Plateaued in Wisconsin? Evidence From the State Lottery and Tribal Gaming,” from the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX).

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

School Districts Using New Way to Exceed State Revenue Limits

147 Districts Have Spent $138 Million Over "Caps" Since 2009

May 9, 2016

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Since 2009, 147 school districts have spent $138 million above state-imposed revenue limits without approval of referendum voters. This is the key finding of an analysis from the nonpartisan Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX) released today in its biweekly Focus newsletter.

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

Wisconsin’s Fiscal Health Improves, But Still Lags Most States

WISTAX Uses Official Financial Statements to Measure Fiscal Health During 2002-15

April 17, 2016

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MADISON—The state’s announced restructuring of more than $100 million of debt to shift expenditures into the future raises a question asked often over the past 15 years: How fiscally healthy is Wisconsin? There is no need for the debt push-off if the state has adequate reserves or cash on hand. The answer comes in a new report from the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX), “The Ups and Downs of State Fiscal Health,” which draws mainly on information from the state’s official financial statements.

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Todd A. Berry or Stephanie Rubin
608-241-9789
wistax@wistax.org

Most Wisconsin Taxpayers Saw Income Tax Cuts In Recent Years

After Recent Legislative Changes, WISTAX Report Reexamines The State Income Tax

March 21, 2016

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MADISON—Most—but not all—filers have experienced a state income tax cut since 2008, according to a new tax-season report prepared by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX), a nonpartisan research organization now celebrating its 85th year. “Over the past seven years, Wisconsin’s income tax has undergone several waves of major change, and we thought a multi-year, cumulative look was overdue,” explained WISTAX President Todd A. Berry.

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

April 5 Election: Supreme Court Candidates In Their Own Words

WISTAX Releases Candidate Information, Statements

March 7, 2016

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MADISON—Recognizing that most voters will not have the opportunity to see or hear from the two state Supreme Court candidates, the nonpartisan Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX) is offering “In Their Own Words: Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidates,” a series of unedited responses to questions sent to the candidates.
 

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