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Todd Berry

Todd Berry, president of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance.

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The State of Politics: Highway 29 Is State’s Economic Fault Line
The State of Politics

Highway 29 Is State’s Economic Fault Line

Northern counties in decline. Attention must be paid, WisTax leader says.

WISTAX: 22 Counties Trail State in Job Growth
WISTAX

22 Counties Trail State in Job Growth

They lack access to major highways, universities, and high-speed internet

WisTax: Local Government Finances Are Stable
WisTax

Local Government Finances Are Stable

Survey show most in better shape than last year. But schools are a big concern.

Op Ed: Where Will Foxconn Find Workers?
Op Ed

Where Will Foxconn Find Workers?

State’s working age population in decline. Will Foxconn pay enough so workers move here?

Data Wonk: Is Manufacturing in Decline?
Data Wonk

Is Manufacturing in Decline?

Recent trends are down in Wisconsin, but hardly a cause for panic.

WisTax: State Income Tax Hits Middle Class
WisTax

State Income Tax Hits Middle Class

Versus other states, falls hardest on incomes of $50,000 to $150,000.

The State of Politics: Voters Approved $1.8 Billion for Schools
The State of Politics

Voters Approved $1.8 Billion for Schools

And have given 24 districts permission to exceed state spending limits.

The State of Politics: Trump Budget Threatens State Spending
The State of Politics

Trump Budget Threatens State Spending

Impact could be huge: 29 percent of state budget funded by federal grants.

Op Ed: Walker Violates Ban on Lottery Promotion?
Op Ed

Walker Violates Ban on Lottery Promotion?

State constitution says you can’t. But Walker’s budget jacks up advertising.

WISTAX: Wisconsin Property Taxes Up By 1.6%
WISTAX

Wisconsin Property Taxes Up By 1.6%

School districts up just 0.1%, while technical colleges have biggest hike, up 4.2%.

The State of Politics: Will High Court Kill Assessment Process?
The State of Politics

Will High Court Kill Assessment Process?

Supreme Court case could let homeowners bar inspection yet dispute tax assessment.

WISTAX: Huge Growth in TIF Districts
WISTAX

Huge Growth in TIF Districts

State now has 1,212 districts statewide, up 127% in two decades. 9 percent aren’t covering costs.

WISTAX: State Faces Rising Transportation Debt
WISTAX

State Faces Rising Transportation Debt

More than 22% of spending will go to debt service as local roads decline.

WisTax: State Losing Population Though Migration
WisTax

State Losing Population Though Migration

27,000 people migrated since 2010, as Wisconsin's workforce declines.

Callender Named WISTAX Communications Director
Press Release

Callender Named WISTAX Communications Director

Award-winning journalist joins team of experts

The State of Politics: Who Wins From Walker Tax Cuts?
The State of Politics

Who Wins From Walker Tax Cuts?

There are many winners... depending on how you analyze data.

Most Wisconsin Taxpayers Saw Income Tax Cuts In Recent Years
Press Release

Most Wisconsin Taxpayers Saw Income Tax Cuts In Recent Years

After Recent Legislative Changes, WISTAX Report Reexamines The State Income Tax

Op Ed: Seven Gifts State Politicians Could Give Us
Op Ed

Seven Gifts State Politicians Could Give Us

WisTax leader suggests seven ways to reduce partisanship and improve how we're governed.

New Fed Tax Figures Show Little Change in State Tax Rank
Press Release

New Fed Tax Figures Show Little Change in State Tax Rank

State-Local Taxes Here Claimed 11.3% of Income in 2013, 11th Highest

Murphy’s Law: Gas Tax Insanity
Murphy’s Law

Gas Tax Insanity

Bipartisan opposition to the gas tax is causing potholes and rising car repair bills, and hurting the state economy.

Marquette Law School, College of Education to host half-day conference on critical K-12 education issues
Press Release

Marquette Law School, College of Education to host half-day conference on critical K-12 education issues

The event is part of a continuing series of conferences on K–12 education sponsored by the Law School and College of Education, and is open to the public.

Murphy’s Law: Too Pure for Pork
Murphy’s Law

Too Pure for Pork

Gov. Walker is a latest of state politicians from both parties who have an aversion to federal funds.

Feature Story: The Battle Between Walker and Burke
Feature Story

The Battle Between Walker and Burke

They are two wildly different personalities with quite different agendas. A frank look at both candidates for governor.

WISTAX Offers Voter Guide for Upcoming Elections
Press Release

WISTAX Offers Voter Guide for Upcoming Elections

Includes Specific Questions for Candidates

Legislators Get Briefing on Technical Colleges from WISTAX President Todd Berry
Press Release

Legislators Get Briefing on Technical Colleges from WISTAX President Todd Berry

The focus was property tax funding of technical colleges.

Does Outdated Personal Property Tax Deserve Reexamination?
Press Release

Does Outdated Personal Property Tax Deserve Reexamination?

WISTAX President Todd Berry Invited to Brief Legislators

The State of Politics: Will Walker Face a Budget Deficit?
The State of Politics

Will Walker Face a Budget Deficit?

Drop in tax collections could cause shortfall -- and a campaign issue for Burke.

Wisconsin State and Local Debt Situation Moderating?
Press Release

Wisconsin State and Local Debt Situation Moderating?

WISTAX Study Shows Signs of Improvement in Wisconsin Borrowing

In-Migration of Skilled Workers Needed to Spur State Economy
Press Release

In-Migration of Skilled Workers Needed to Spur State Economy

Slowing Number of Births Poses Challenge

The State of Politics: Businesses, Special Interests Got $600 Million in Tax Breaks
The State of Politics

Businesses, Special Interests Got $600 Million in Tax Breaks

But two-thirds of $1.9 billion in Republican tax cuts went to families.

The State of Politics: Happy Days Are Here Again
The State of Politics

Happy Days Are Here Again

Gov. Walker’s State-of-the-State speech will be singing a very positive song.

The State of Politics: How to End the Income Tax
The State of Politics

How to End the Income Tax

Tax pros offer suggestions to Gov. Walker.

Murphy’s Law: Crystal Ball for 2014
Murphy’s Law

Crystal Ball for 2014

25 predictions that are certain (well, maybe) to come true this year.

Why Do People Hate the Property Tax?

Why Do People Hate the Property Tax?

10 questions and answers about your property tax bill

Murphy’s Law: In Defense of Goo Goos
Murphy’s Law

In Defense of Goo Goos

Why we need the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign and Wisconsin Taxpayer’s Alliance.

Murphy’s Law: The Not-So Fiscally Conservative Governor
Murphy’s Law

The Not-So Fiscally Conservative Governor

Scott Walker hasn’t solved the state’s longterm fiscal deficit. He may actually make it worse.

New Fed Figures for 2010 Show Wisconsin Taxes 9th Highest Nationally
Press Release

New Fed Figures for 2010 Show Wisconsin Taxes 9th Highest Nationally

Taxes as Percent of Income Rise to 11.7%, Rank Unchanged

Wisconsin High on State Funding of Local Governments – Local “Returns” on Taxes Paid Vary Widely by Municipality, County
Press Release

Wisconsin High on State Funding of Local Governments – Local “Returns” on Taxes Paid Vary Widely by Municipality, County

MADISON— For every dollar state taxpayers send to Madison, 67¢ goes to local governments, schools, and property taxpayers, and not to running state agencies and programs.

The August Primary Could Be Your Only Chance to Choose
Press Release

The August Primary Could Be Your Only Chance to Choose

With their mudslinging and vacuous ads, primary elections can be frustrating for voters, especially this year with the date moving from September to August.

Murphy’s Law: Why Gov. McCallum’s Spending Priorities Were Wrong
Murphy’s Law

Why Gov. McCallum’s Spending Priorities Were Wrong

As the legislature wrestles with the state budget deficit, there has been talk of cutting every level of government except the schools.

Murphy’s Law: Will Taxes Be the Key Issue in the Governor’s Race?
Murphy’s Law

Will Taxes Be the Key Issue in the Governor’s Race?

In the wake of the tragedy in New York and Washington, the Democratic candidates for governor have slowed down their campaigning, but they have been strategizing as to what the major issues will be in next fall's election.