Todd A. Berry or Dale Knapp
Final Property Tax Figures for 2014-15 Show 2.3% Drop
As Share of Income, Tax Levels at Lowest Since 1946
July 15, 2015Download Press Release
Total property taxes fell 2.3% to $9.32 billion in 2014-15, according to final levy figures recently released by the state. That was the first drop since 1996-97. These figures are from the latest report from the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX) report, “Always on the state budget stage: The struggle to control property taxes.”Read more
Todd A. Berry or Dale Knapp
Wisconsin's Unseen Spending
WISTAX Highlights State Spending Hidden in Tax Code
May 14, 2015Download Press Release
What if state leaders approved $500 million in new spending and never reconsidered the program? This might seem far-fetched, but it has been occurring in Wisconsin for years. And that is what motivated the latest report from the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX), “The Spending No One Sees: The Rising Cost of Wisconsin’s Tax Expenditures.” WISTAX is a nonpartisan organization devoted to public policy research and citizen education.
Todd A. Berry
Basic State Budget Questions
March 18, 2015Download Press Release
Gov. Scott Walker (R) recently unveiled his 2015-17 budget calling for $32 billion in general fund spending. Now, the legislature has begun its three-month review.
Beyond the controversies the budget has generated, there remain simple dollars-and-cents questions to which the public deserves answers: What is the state’s current fiscal condition? What new revenues might the state expect? To what degree is the pending budget balanced? And, will it strengthen Wisconsin’s fiscal position and reputation?
Todd A. Berry or Stephanie Rubin
Spring Voters to Decide Consitutional Amendment
How Should Chief Justice of Wisconsin’s Supreme Court be Chosen?
February 11, 2015
MADISON—In addition to a supreme court contest, a constitutional amendment is also on the April 7 ballot. The amendment would change the way that the chief justice, the “administrative head” of the supreme court, is chosen. Information on the proposed amendment, including historical background and arguments for and against, are included in a new report from Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX), “What’s On The Ballot? The Supreme Court.” Now in its 84th year, WISTAX is a nonpartisan organization devoted to public policy research and citizen education.Read more
Todd A. Berry or Dale J. Knapp
New Legislative Directory -- Coming in mid-January 2015
Includes District Maps, Election Results, and Contact Information for Legislators
February 3, 2015Download Press Release
MADISON—After the November elections, do you know who represents you in Madison, or who chairs the legislative committee whose work particularly interests you? Do you want to know what other communities are in your senate or assembly district?Read more