Since 1999, the Wisconsin Budget Project, an initiative of Kids Forward, has advocated public spending on projects that benefit low to moderate income families. Recently, the project turned its lens on how the state property tax system favors the wealthy, and perpetuates longstanding racial segregation. Tamarine Cornelius is a policy analyst with Kids Forward, and […]
Democratic Governor Tony Evers says he considered the unprecedented act of vetoing the entire budget proposed by Wisconsin GOP lawmakers. But eventually, he decided to take advantage of the most powerful veto authority in the country to try to reshape the state biennial budget more to his liking. Seventy-eight times Evers wielded his veto […]
Friday guest host Bert Zipperer discusses the forthcoming changes to come in the state’s budget with Tamarine Cornelius, an analyst at the WI State Budget Project, which is a project of Kids Forward (formerly Wisconsin Council on Children and Families).
As we enter into the third week of August, only two states in the United States have yet to pass a state budget: Connecticut and Wisconsin. Wisconsin’s budget, now over a month overdue, has stalled, primarily due to deep divides between Governor Scott Walker, the State Senate and the State Assembly about how to address […]
When the news came that an expected increase in state tax revenue failed to materialize, GOP legislators charged with modifying Gov. Walker’s proposed budget were forced to acknowledge some tough decisions coming up.
The Wisconsin Council on Children and Families’ Tamarine Cornelius gives us a preview of Governor Scott Walker’s 2015-2017 budget.