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Wisconsin earns grade of B for manufacturing health

Wisconsin received a grade of B on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

St. Croix County’s $3,274-per-month cost of living is the highest in Wisconsin

Residents of St. Croix County need to make $3,274 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the most expensive place to live in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin’s public pensions are 53.3% government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Wisconsin’s public pension funds in 2017 amounted to 53.3 percent of the total, the fifth lowest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Wisconsin disabled veterans still awaiting action on home loan fee refunds

Despite facing a July 31 target deadline, the Veterans Benefits Administration has yet to provide refunds to tens of thousands of disabled veterans who were erroneously charged home loan funding fees.

Average student loan debt for graduates in Wisconsin is $29,569, study finds

College graduates in Wisconsin have an average debt burden of $29,569, according to a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average student loan debt in the 50 states.

Income taxes make up 27.1% of total state, local levies in Wisconsin, study finds

State income tax revenues in Wisconsin represent 27.1 percent of its total state and local levies, according to a new study by the Tax Foundation.

Wisconsin scores 71.2 out of 100 in litigation climate survey

Wisconsin earned a score of 71.2 out of 100 in a new ranking of state litigation climates released Wednesday by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.

Wisconsin ranks 31st lowest in state, local government GDP, study finds

Wisconsin finished 31st lowest in the size of its state and local government operations, based on their share of the state’s gross domestic product, according to a 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

Wisconsin pension plans are 103% funded, study finds

The funded ratio of the Wisconsin public pension plans stands at 103%, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on fiscal-year 2017 data.

Adams rated least livable among Wisconsin counties, study finds

Adams was ranked Wisconsin’s worst county to live in, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of regions with the poorest quality of life within all 50 states.

Wisconsin ranks 41st highest on distilled spirits taxes

The state distilled spirits excise taxes in Wisconsin ranked 41st in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

$338,328 in annual income gets you into Wisconsin’s top 1% club, study finds

Bring in at least $338,328 in yearly income, and you’ll be among the top 1 percent of earners in Wisconsin, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the ultra wealthy in every state.

Wisconsin ranks 43rd highest on wine taxes, study finds

The state wine excise taxes in Wisconsin ranked 43rd in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

Wisconsin ranks 43rd highest on state and local sales taxes, study finds

The combined state and average local sales taxes in Wisconsin ranked 43rd in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on July 2019 data.

Wisconsin ranks 3rd lowest on beer taxes, study finds

The state beer excise taxes in Wisconsin ranked 48th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

Barbara Dittrich Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits

Wisconsin state Assemblywoman Barbara Dittrich (district 38) has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

Wisconsin has VARIABLE 3 identity theft rate among the 50 states, study finds

Wisconsin finished 42nd in a ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. of identity theft rates across the nation.

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