Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance http://wxpr.org en Wisconsin Spends More on Local Policing http://wxpr.org/post/wisconsin-spends-more-local-policing <p>Wisconsin municipalities spend more than the national average on policing, <a href="http://wistax.org/publication/investigating-local-law-enforcement" target="_blank">a new report finds</a>.&nbsp; The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance finds communities spent an average of $288 dollars per person in 2011 – the 12<sup>th</sup> highest rate in the nation.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Stephanie Rubin, policy research analyst for the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, says that spending went up more than 18 percent between 2007 and 2011.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:49:41 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 15203 at http://wxpr.org Wisconsin Spends More on Local Policing County Sales Tax Generally Effective For Property Tax Relief http://wxpr.org/post/county-sales-tax-generally-effective-property-tax-relief <p>The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance in Madison looked over 12 years of data beginning in 2000. The county sales taxes came into vogue in the 1980's as a way to offset rising property tax rates.</p><p>Spokesperson Dale Knapp says the collections did little to offset property taxes. He said some counties found a reliable revenue stream, but for most others, it wasn't that good...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 22:02:00 +0000 Ken Krall 14129 at http://wxpr.org County Sales Tax Generally Effective For Property Tax Relief Local, state taxes down, federal taxes up-WTA http://wxpr.org/post/local-state-taxes-down-federal-taxes-wta <p>2013 state and local taxes fell slightly and federal taxes rose according to a tax watchdog group.</p><p>The non-partisan Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance has a new report on 2013 tax collections.</p><p>Stephanie Rubin is a WISTAX research analyst...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 22:54:00 +0000 Ken Krall 13015 at http://wxpr.org Local, state taxes down, federal taxes up-WTA Wisconsin School Spending Up Slightly http://wxpr.org/post/wisconsin-school-spending-slightly <p>Numbers compiled by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance show per school student spending rose just over one percent during the last school year.</p><p>A new report by the Madison-based non-profit finds per student school spending rose 1.1 percent.</p><p>WISTAX spokesperson Dale Knapp says the latest numbers reflect the legislature's move in 2012 that cut district revenue limits by more than 5 percent then increased them modestly last year. Knapp says school districts used the changes brought about in the controversial ACT 10 legislation...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:04:16 +0000 Ken Krall 11479 at http://wxpr.org Wisconsin School Spending Up Slightly Tax Watchdog Group Criticizes Transportation Fund Borrowing http://wxpr.org/post/tax-watchdog-group-criticizes-transportation-fund-borrowing <P>New state budget plans to borrow almost $1 billion to pay for proposed transportation programs is sending a fiscal warning.</P> <P>The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance President Todd Berry says borrowing to pay for transportation projects accounts for 16 percent of road revenues compared to 6 percent ten years ago. Sat, 06 Jul 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Ken Krall 4613 at http://wxpr.org Tax Watchdog Group Criticizes Transportation Fund Borrowing