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Wisconsin escapes from ‘tax hell’

After two decades of shining a spotlight on Wisconsin as a high tax state, Todd Berry is retiring as president of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WTA). He is leaving on top. (Disclosure: I served on his board for a bunch of years.) Wisconsin is out of the “Big Ten” (the top 10) for taxes among the 50 ...

CROWE seeks answers for lagging state economy

Even though the Wisconsin unemployment rate is very low, its economic growth rate is stuck in low gear. How to improve on that long-term pattern? Fortunately, there is a new place to go for answers. Under the leadership of Noah Williams, a professor and researcher in the economics department at UW – Madison, the Center for Research ...

First step by Cross on UWS reorganization

Falling enrollments at the 13 UW Colleges and mission confusion at UW Extension propelled UW President Ray Cross to embark on a reorganization of those two cornerstones of the UW System (UWS). He did the reorganization along regional lines. That’s a sound move. At the ground level where the real work is done, the economy of ...

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