(WORT) — When it comes to the state economy, Wisconsinites can be forgiven for being confused.
“The State of our State is strong,” said Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker during his annual State of the State address. “The Wisconsin comeback is real.”
But Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca has a very different prognosis.
“Wisconsin still ranks in the bottom third for job creation,” said the Kenosha Democrat. “Worst in the Midwest.”
New estimates from the Legislative Fiscal Bureau project tax revenue in Wisconsin will be roughly $160 million lower than expected for the current two-year budget. The state is still expected to end the biennium with a surplus, but plenty could change in the next 18 months.
To find out where the Wisconsin economy actually stands, Dylan Brogan filed this report.