Category Archives: Budget Surplus

How to use bloated state surplus in 2024?

Citizens of Wisconsin received a big bonus under their collective Christmas tree. The state surplus grew by $2 billion during 2023 to $6.7 billion. That enlarged surplus will enable our political leaders to invest in a good number of strategic … Read the rest

Tax cuts: beyond political to strategic

There are almost an infinite number of ways to use the remaining $4 billion state surplus. Gridlock between Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Republican legislative leaders, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority leader Kevin LeMahieu, has stymied constructive uses … Read the rest

Forward Wisconsin: Not just tax cuts in 2023

It’s music to the ears of a broad swath of Wisconsin voters that Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Gov. Tony Evers, Republican and Democratic leaders of our state, are saying they are ready to reach pragmatic compromises in the New … Read the rest