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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.

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.

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