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David Callender
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Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidates Outline Their Views

WPF Report Provides Open Forum for Three Running in Spring Elections

January 30, 2018

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Wisconsin voters this spring will choose a new state Supreme Court justice to fill the first open seat on the high court in more than a decade. Voters will narrow the field from three candidates to two in the February primary; the two finalists will face each other in the April 3 election. The winner will serve a 10-year term on the court.

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Dale Knapp or David Callender
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wistax@wistax.org

Wisconsin School Finance System Ranks High on Adequacy, Equity

But Will New State Commission Address Its Increasing Complexity?

January 24, 2018

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MADISON—Wisconsin ranks high nationally for providing adequate funding in an equitable way to K-12 public schools, according to a new report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum (WPF). However, after years of layering new programs and funding methods on top of one another, Wisconsin’s school finance system has become a challenge to understand. In “School finance: Here vs. Elsewhere,” WPF researchers ask if a new legislative commission created to examine the state’s school funding system will address this important issue.
 

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Dale Knapp or David Callender
608-241-9789
wistax@wistax.org

Property Taxes Estimated to Rise 1.8% Statewide This Year

1.1% Net Increase Projected After State Credits

December 29, 2017

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MADISON—Property taxes in Wisconsin are projected to rise 1.8% statewide this year, according to the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization devoted to public policy research and citizen education.

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Dale Knapp or David Callender
608-241-9789
wistax@wistax.org

Property Taxes Estimated to Rise 1.8% Statewide This Year

1.1% Net Increase Projected After State Credits

December 29, 2017

MADISON—Property taxes in Wisconsin are projected to rise 1.8% statewide this year, according to the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization devoted to public policy research and citizen education.

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Todd A. Berry or David Callender
608-241-9789
wistax@wistax.org

Wisconsin’s State-Local Tax Burden Edges Down in 2017

December 5, 2017

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Wisconsin’s overall state-local tax burden again declined last year, though the drop was due mainly to two specific events, according to the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX). In a new report—“A Glass Half-Empty or Half-Full?”—WISTAX cits as primary reasons for the drop a 19% decline in unemployment insurance taxes due to a strengthening economy, and the elimination of the 0.5% Brown County sales tax that paid for renovations of Lambeau Field. WISTAX is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization devoted to public policy research and citizen education.

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