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How Large Is Wisconsin's Budget Gap for the 2011-13 Biennium?
With adjustments to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau's July 2010 determination of Wisconsin's fiscal condition at the beginning of the upcoming biennium, the author estimates as much as a $3 billion structural fiscal deficit ...
Are Property Taxes Forcing the Elderly Out of their Homes?
This preliminary study finds that few of Wisconsin's elderly homeowners are forced to move from their homes because of property tax increases. Given that Wisconsin's property taxes are high compared to those in other states, ...
A Critical Review of Property Tax Relief in Wisconsin: The School Levy Credit and the First Dollar Credit
Wisconsin's school levy credit and first dollar credit are an expensive and highly inefficient means of providing property tax relief to Wisconsin taxpayers, this analysis suggests. In fact, they provide relatively little ...
Revenue Diversification and the Financing of Large American Central Cities
The authors develop the concept of constructed governments to compare the revenue-raising policies of large central cities and related overlying governments. They explore whether revenue diversification supports higher ...