Stories tagged: "budget"


The “Year of Mental Health”: What That Means, How Much It Costs, and Who It Helps 

While the past three years have been largely focused on physical health and COVID, Governor Tony Evers used this year’s State of the State address to shift the focus to mental health. Here's what that will mean for you.

Are You “Middle Class”?

Wisconsin's middle class is shrinking. While 61% of Americans were considered "middle class" in 1971, the latest data from 2021 shows that number is down to 50%. 

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3 Ways to Save Money on Your 2023 Taxes

New tax brackets, standard deductions, and tax credits are now in effect, meaning more Wisconsinites can save more money on their taxes this year. 

A light dusting of snow is seen on and around the state Capitol in Madison as the Wisconsin Legislature begins its new session on Jan. 4, 2021. (Photo by Jessica VanEgeren)
Republicans May Have a Majority in the Legislature, but Democrats Have a Record of Getting Things Done 

GOP lawmakers want to use the state’s $6.6 billion surplus on tax cuts for the wealthy, but Gov. Tony Evers and Biden’s targeted investments saved the economy during the pandemic and are opening new opportunities in the future.

How Wisconsin Could Use The $70 Million It’ll Receive From the Big Ten Starting in 2023

Thanks to a new billion-dollar media deal with Fox, CBS, and NBC, the Big Ten will be sending an even bigger annual check Wisconsin's way beginning next year.

Why Wisconsin’s Senate Race May Be the Most Important in the Country

If current polling holds, Democrats could control 52 seats–enough to codify abortion rights, if Mandela Barnes defeats incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson this November.

Ron Johnson Goes There—Says Social Security and Medicare Should Face a Renewal Vote by Congress Every Year

Millions of Americans would face uncertainty each year about whether they’ll receive the benefits they helped pay for throughout their working lives.