WISTAX in the News

A sample of how Wisconsin media use WISTAX research to educate and inform the public about our government


WISTAX President Todd on WisconsinEye: $1.8 Billion School Borrowing Referenda a 'surprise,' But Coincides with Bonding Cycle, School Growth

WisconsinEye Newsmakers segment discusses WISTAX's recent research on school district borrowing referenda.

Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance: Walker's Budget Will Raise Spending By 8 Percent

WISTAX President Todd Berry discusses the findings of the February 2017 Wisconsin Taxpayer, which gives a detailed review of Gov. Walker's proposed 2017-19 state budget.

Wisconsin school districts' debt soars after $1.35 billion in new borrowing

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel examines WISTAX's report on a a major increase in school borrowing since 2010.

As Wisconsin Lottery Posts Record Sales, Scott Walker Seeks Millions More for Ads

WISTAX President Todd Berry discusses the governor's 2017-19 budget proposal to spend more on "information" about the state lottery. 


State County Relationship Changing Amid Tensions

WISTAX Report on county government examines changing relationship between counties and the state of Wisconsin. WXPR, Rhinelander, Oct. 10, 2016


Where Will Wisconsin Find Enough Workers?

WISTAX research highights needs for 300,000 new workers by 2040. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 4, 2016

Other Views: State Not Ready for Economic Downturn

WISTAX President Todd Berry recommends asking state legislative candidates how they will shore up the state's meager financial reserves. Janesville Gazette, August 19, 2016


Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance Highlights Education about Government

WISTAX's Todd Berry speaks with The Wheeler Report about our history, our research, and the future. The Wheeler Report, August 2016


Will Wisconsin's Finances Crush Walker's Presidential Dreams?

A story by Bloomberg News Service about Gov. Walker's political aspirations explores Wisconsin's budget issues and gets input from WISTAX President Todd Berry.

An Older, Grayer Wisconsin

An editorial in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about the Alliance's path-breaking research on Wisconsin's demographics and its future impact on the state economy and taxes.

Chasing Minnesota

A review of WISTAX Benchmarks, Wisconsin's Report Card

New North B2B Magazine

Where to find facts on state economic growth

WISC TV Channel 3 CBS

Tax Man: Todd Berry fights for taxpayers as head of WISTAX

InBusiness Magazine

Aging population will hurt Wisconsin's economy, government

Report: No growth in workforce through 2014

Wausau Daily Herald

Wave of boomer retirements may hurt Wisconsin's jobs picture

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Another Proposal for New State Revenues

Wisconsin Radio Network, January 21, 2014.

New Report Says Wisconsin's Regions Move at Different Economic Speeds

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Murphy's Law: The Truth About State Taxes

Urban Milwaukee

Columnist Bruce Murphy uses WISTAX research to assess Wisconsin's tax rankings.

State Needs to Foster Entrepreneurs

Wausau Daily Herald

In a recent interview with the Daily Herald Media Editorial Board, Todd Berry, president of the Wisconsin Taxpayer Alliance, noted that in general, states with the most new firm creation also have the most job growth. These states also have the most firms that go out of business.

Murphy's Law: In Defense of Goo Goos

Urban Milwaukee

Columnist Bruce Murphy explains "Why we need... the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance."

State Cuts, Limits Slow Local Growth

Poynette Press

While State government made headlines over the past decade moving from problem budget to problem budget, local governments experienced more significant but less noticed financial change, according to Todd A. Berry, President of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance.