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Wisconsin legislators make base salary of $52,999 per year

State lawmakers in Wisconsin now draw a base salary of $52,999 per year, in addition to travel outlays of 51 cents per mile, according to a recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Wisconsin community college tuitions jumped 17.3% over 15 years

Wisconsin two-year college tuition and fees at public institutions went from $3,937 in 2004-05 to $4,619 in 2019-20, the fifth smallest increase among 49 states studied, the College Board said in a new report.

Wisconsin governor makes annual salary of $152,756

The governor of Wisconsin now draws a yearly salary of $152,756, the 19th highest salary among the governors of the 50 states, according to recently reported financial data and media reports.

NEA estimates Wisconsin K-12 schools spent $11.7 billion in 2018-19

Public schools in Wisconsin spent an estimated $11.7 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 1.1 percent increase in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.

Wisconsin children in foster care numbered 7,819 last year

The number of youths in foster care in Wisconsin at the end of fiscal year 2018 stood at 7,819, a 1.3 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

43 jurisdictions, including Wisconsin, require sales tax collections for online purchases

Wisconsin is among the jurisdictions where sales tax collections are required for out-of-state purchases in the wake of the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision last year, according to an analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

Wisconsin K-12 schools paid out $12,337 per student in 2017-18, NEA reports

Public schools in Wisconsin spent $12,337 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the 29th highest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.

8.9% of Wisconsin residents live in poverty, Census Bureau finds

Wisconsin residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 8.9 percent of the state’s population, the seventh lowest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.

Wisconsin offers 107 incentives for energy efficiencies, renewables

Policies and incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in Wisconsin number 107, the eighth highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed in a federally funded database.

Wisconsin schools get 36.6% of their funds from local taxes, NEA reports

Nearly 37 percent of Wisconsin public education funding comes from local tax revenues, the 32nd highest level among the 50 states, according to data from the National Education Association.

2nd-quarter state tax collections in Wisconsin reach $7.1 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Wisconsin amount to $7.1 billion in the second quarter of 2019, the 16th highest tally among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

2017-18 teacher pay in Wisconsin averaged $51,469

Teachers’ salaries in Wisconsin averaged $51,469 for the 2017-2018 school year, the 33rd highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

1st-quarter state tax collections in Wisconsin reach $4.1 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Wisconsin amount to $4.1 billion in the first quarter of 2019, the 19th highest tally among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Wisconsin’s public pensions are 53.5 percent government funded

Add Teaser hereaTaxpayer contributions to Wisconsin’s public pension funds in 2018 amounted to 53.5 percent of the total, the third lowest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Total state tax collections in Wisconsin reach $18.1 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Wisconsin amount to $18.1 billion, the 18th highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in Wisconsin

The Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in Wisconsin, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

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.

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