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Wisconsin Taxpayer Magazine

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    Wisconsin Taxpayer Magazine - July 2002  •  Vol. 70 No. 7Election 2002: Challenges Ahead

    As the 2002 elections draw near, candidates should be addressing the pressing problems Wisconsin faces. State funding of K-12 and higher education is one issue. The rising costs of health care and the state’s correctional system... Read More

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    Wisconsin Taxpayer Magazine - June 2002  •  Vol. 70 No. 6Election 2002: The Big Picture

    In November, Wisconsin voters will elect a governor and new legislature. This and the next issue of The Wisconsin Taxpayer focus on major issues facing the state. Changing demographics, economic competitiveness and state-local finances... Read More

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    Wisconsin Taxpayer Magazine - May 2002  •  Vol. 70 No. 5Property Tax Comparisons, 2001-02

    Net property tax levies in Wisconsin rose 7.2% from 2001 to 2002, only slightly lower than last year. Property values were up 9.1%. The technical college levy rose the most (9.7%), followed by the state (9.1%), county (7.9%),... Read More

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    Wisconsin Taxpayer Magazine - April 2002  •  Vol. 70 No. 4Tax Incremental Financing in Wisconsin

    Property values in Wisconsin tax incremental financing districts rose 20.6% from 2000 to 2001, the largest increase since 1983. However, the debate continues over the extent to which state tax-financing policy should be reformed. Read More

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    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

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    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

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    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

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