Stories tagged: "Wisconsin Budget Project"


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Proposal to Kill the Wisconsin’s Income Tax Would Blow a $9.3 Billion Hole in the State Budget

Already a failure in Kansas, the idea would remove a huge chunk—last year, 46%—of what the state uses for schools, roads, medical assistance, and vital services.

The east entrance to the Wisconsin state Capitol on February 8, 2022. (Photo by Pat Kreitlow)
Tax Rebates, Local Services, Skateboard Parks—Lot of Ideas for Budget Surplus

Gov. Evers proposes checks and education, Republicans want to wait until 2023, but a research group suggests local governments should benefit.

Senate President Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) speaks during a press conference unveiling a Republican legislative package that would make it harder to access unemployment benefits and BadgerCare. GOP lawmakers claimed the bills will help address the worker shortage. (Screenshot via WisEye)
Public Assistance Would Be Harder to Access Under GOP Bills

Despite a record-low unemployment rate, Republican lawmakers want to make it harder for unemployed and low-income people to access public assistance under the guise of addressing the worker shortage.

(left) Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu, (right) Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (Screenshot via WisconsinEye)
GOP Budget Includes School Spending Increase, Tax Cuts—but There Are a Few Big Catches

GOP lawmakers say they’ve increased funding for schools and cut taxes for the middle class. It's true on paper, but leaves out some key context.