It was no surprise
that Gov. Scott Walker yet again expanded the state’s voucher school program,
under the guise of providing more choice for families. Walker proposes to
implement vouchers in nine additional districts, as well
On Nov. 4, Milwaukee County voters will have the opportunity to advise their elected officials on a proposal to shift the tax burden for parks, recreational and cultural functions,emergency services and transit from the property tax rolls and onto the sales tax with a penny increase in the sales tax. Proponents...
State Rep. Sheldon Wasserman’s decision to run for the state Senate seat currently held by Republican Alberta Darling created an opening for Democrats. Not only does Wasserman have a shot at turning a Republican district Democratic, but the Assembly seat he’s vacating allows an up-and-coming Democrat to serve in the...
Two new reports are fueling the debate about whether Wisconsin—or Milwaukee in particular—is a “tax hell” that drives away businesses or whether corporations receive tax breaks that individuals don’t. A new Public Policy Forum study found that property taxes rose 6% in southeastern Wisconsin last year, an increase shouldered by individual homeowners and renters.
Their names are among the biggest and finest hospitals in the state—including Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Columbia St. Mary’s— and their television commercials play almost constantly as they compete for patients . . .