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WIC participation in Wisconsin drops 16.9% over 5 years

The number of Wisconsin residents taking part in the federal nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) declined 16.9 percent from fiscal years 2015 to 2019, the U.S. Food and Nutrition Service reported.

Highest income earners in Wisconsin taxed at 7.7% rate

The top 1 percent of earners in Wisconsin are taxed at an effective rate of 7.7 percent, compared to the state’s 10.1 percent tax rate on the middle 20 percent of income earners, according to a new 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

Milwaukee has liabilities equaling $12,800 per taxpayer

Among the 75 most populous cities in the U.S., Milwaukee ranks 62nd for the state of its finances, having $12,800 in liabilities per taxpayer, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released last month.

Inbound cigarette smuggling rate in Wisconsin estimated at 21.2%

The inflow of smuggled cigarettes in Wisconsin is 21.2 percent, according to a new study from the Tax Foundation that examines the relationship between cigarette taxes and smuggling.

Wisconsin ranks 20th best in new economic outlook analysis

Wisconsin finished 20th in a study by the website Rich States, Poor States that examined the 50 states’ economic outlooks based on 15 weighted policy measures.

Wisconsin ranks 30th best on corporate tax study

Wisconsin finished 30th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining how well states have structured their corporate income tax systems in 2020.

Wisconsin among the 36 states with major tax changes in 2020

Wisconsin was included in a new analysis from the Tax Foundation identifying 36 states that have major changes to their tax codes taking effect this year.

Wisconsin job growth this year projected at 0.4%

Job growth in Wisconsin is expected to reach 0.4 percent by the end of 2020, equal to the state's 2019 job growth, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.

Tom Tiffany Pledges to Support Term Limits on Congress

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises 2020 U.S. house candidate for Wisconsin (district 7), Tom Tiffany, for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress.

Wisconsin lacks adequate funds to weather moderate recession

Wisconsin would lack adequate revenues to manage a moderate economic downturn without raising taxes or cutting services, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics.

Wisconsin ranks 26th in annual tax climate ranking

Wisconsin finished 26th in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

College football coach is highest-paid public employee in Wisconsin

Paul Chryst, head football coach at University of Wisconsin-Madison, earned $3.8 million in 2018, making Chryst the highest-paid public employee in Wisconsin last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in Wisconsin to reach $790,000 in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for Wisconsin arts agencies are projected to reach $790,000 for fiscal year 2020, which equates to 14 cents per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Wisconsin levies a total tax on lodging of 5%

Hotel room bills in Wisconsin tack on a total state lodging tax of 5 percent, the 36th highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

1 county in Wisconsin is now 2nd Amendment sanctuary

One county in the state -- Florence County -- is now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.

3,233 borrowers in Wisconsin filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in Wisconsin who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 3,233, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$603.5 million in federal research dollars flowed to Wisconsin in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to Wisconsin totaled $603.5 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

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