Wisconsin Taxpayer Magazine
Wisconsin Taxpayer Magazine - March 2002 • Vol. 70 No. 3Do County Sales Taxes Lower Property Taxes?
In 2001, county sales taxes generated $222.5 million for 55 Wisconsin counties. Although the collections are required to be used for property tax relief, less than full relief seems to be the norm. Twenty-one counties seem to be... Read More
Wisconsin Taxpayer Magazine - February 2002 • Vol. 70 No. 2State and Local Public Employment
Wisconsin had 52.7 full-time equivalent state and local employees for every 1,000 residents in 2000, fewer than the national average. But full-time pay for state and local workers was 3.0% above average. More than half of state and... Read More
Wisconsin Taxpayer Magazine - January 2002 • Vol. 70 No. 1Background to a State Budget Crisis
The state’s finances have become increasingly precarious in recent years. In January, Wisconsin learned it faced a $1.1-billion deficit. A review of the 2001-03 budget, together with past fiscal trends, provides insight into... Read More