Whether Black, Brown, or white, rural or city, we all can thrive when state leaders invest in our children, families, and communities. The 2023-25 state budget provides an opportunity to leverage the state’s strong fiscal position to create a solid foundation for everyone. But many… Read More »The State Budget is an Opportunity to Reduce Income Inequality
Budget and Taxes
From Racine to Rice Lake, Wisconsinites work hard to provide for their families. In the wake of the pandemic, the rising cost of goods and services has mahttps://wisconsinbudgetproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Revenue-2-4-13-2023.pdfde it difficult for many to make ends meet. And for too long, certain politicians have created barriers… Read More »The 2023-25 State Budget Should Support Wisconsin Families Who Are Struggling to Get By
Wisconsin can be a place where we all—regardless of race or place—have what we need to overcome challenges and make our families safe and well. The state’s historically large surplus is an opportunity to build a stronger foundation for children and families in our state,… Read More »Wisconsin’s Strong Fiscal Position is an Opportunity to Ensure Everyone Benefits
Governor’s Proposed Budget Expands Access to Health Care and Provides Funding for Programs to Reduce Racial Disparities
March 16, 2023 All people in Wisconsin, whether they live in Menomonie or Milwaukee, deserve access to quality, affordable health care and to live in communities that support their health and wellness. Governor Evers’ proposed budget takes steps to expand access to care, prioritizes maternal… Read More »Governor’s Proposed Budget Expands Access to Health Care and Provides Funding for Programs to Reduce Racial Disparities
March 16, 2023 Every Wisconsinite deserves to provide for their children and families, regardless of immigration status. Wisconsin is home to a diverse population of immigrants, contributing to our communities’ economic and social fabric. Despite the immense asset this diverse population brings to communities across… Read More »Governor’s Proposed Budget Provides Opportunity for Wisconsinites Who are Immigrants
Governor’s Proposed Budget Provides Wisconsin Children and Families with a Clear Path to a New Model of Youth Justice
March 9, 2023 Systemic racism and ongoing forms of injustice play a crucial role in youth of color being over-represented at all points of contact within the criminal legal system — from policing to courts to incarceration. The interplay of the historical and systemic harm of racism,… Read More »Governor’s Proposed Budget Provides Wisconsin Children and Families with a Clear Path to a New Model of Youth Justice
Evers’ Budget Provides Tax Cuts for Working Families, Ensures Wealthiest Wisconsinites Pay What They Owe
March 8, 2023 Taxes are a critical way of providing the resources, infrastructure, and services that increase quality of life for all Wisconsinites. They also play an important role in expanding opportunity and enhancing racial equity. Unfortunately, Wisconsin’s tax system is a major driver of… Read More »Evers’ Budget Provides Tax Cuts for Working Families, Ensures Wealthiest Wisconsinites Pay What They Owe
May 3, 2022 — A plan to eliminate Wisconsin’s income tax would funnel enormous tax cuts into the pockets of the wealthy and powerful, potentially raise taxes on people with the lowest incomes, and make it nearly impossible for Wisconsin to make the kind of investments that make the state a good place to live, do business, and raise a family. It would also widen the already-large gaps in well-being among people of different races, a gap that continues to hamstring Wisconsin’s economy.
September 21, 2021 — The governor’s budget included a number of significant changes in early education policy and financing that would have improved the well-being of our young children, reduced racial disparities, helped parents participate in the workforce, and boosted Wisconsin’s long-term prosperity. Unfortunately, aside from adding federal money to the child care subsidy program and adopting a state version of the child care tax credit, none of these changes were approved in the final budget for 2021-23.
September 9, 2021 — For Wisconsin’s economy to thrive, the state needs to invest in the building blocks of shared prosperity, including high-quality early education and schools, affordable higher education, healthy workers, and strong communities. The Governor’s budget proposed making significant investments in those areas, including investments that would improve racial equity, but the final budget approved by the Legislature looks far different.