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

Short-Term Solutions Likely to Dominate State Budget "Fix"

WISTAX Analyzes Plans to Erase State Deficit

March 28, 2008

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When the governor and state lawmakers finally agree on how to erase the state’s $652-million deficit, the "budget fix" is likely to be dominated by stopgap measures, according to a new analysis from the nonpartisan Wisconsin Taxpayers’ Alliance (WISTAX).

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

Coming Revenue Shortfall Shows Wisconsin Budget Vulnerability

Wisconsin Less Prepared Than Most States for Economic Slowdown

February 5, 2008

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"Unlike most states, which amassed major surpluses in recent years, Wisconsin has little with which to withstand a recession," a new report from the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX) finds. The nonpartisan public policy research group reports that, while state governments around the country have combined 2007-08 surpluses of almost $46 billion, Wisconsin may be facing a $400-million revenue shortfall with only $124 million in reserve.

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

Statewide Property Values Up 3.0% for 2016

Preliminary Figures Show Statewide Totals Still Trail Pre-Recession Peak

August 2, 2016

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The total value of taxable Wisconsin properties rose a modest 3.0% this year to $505.1 billion. However, they have still not reached their pre-recession peak recorded in 2008. This is the key finding from a Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX) analysis of preliminary “equalized value” figures released by the state Department of Revenue (DOR).

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

New State Budget Changes Little in Final Stages

WISTAX Budget Round-Up Examines Governor’s Vetoes

November 30, 1999

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Wisconsin’s 2009-11 state budget changed little as it moved from the legislature to the governor for final approval. While the governor used his partial-veto authority 81 times, veto savings were $10 million (m), or about 0.02% of the $62 billion (b) the state plans to spend this year and next.

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

Wisconsin Economy Lags Nation's

State Incomes Now 6% Below U.S. Average

November 30, 1999

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Although attention is understandably focused on Washington and the paralyzed credit markets, the latest report from the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX), drawing both on state forecasts and federal figures, finds that Wisconsin’s economy has been lagging the nation for some time.

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