4 pages have the tag Taxes

    /news/columns/2015/a-business-owes-nothing-in-taxes-gets-a-state-check/
    Summary: “Why doesn’t the press cover what’s happening with refundable tax credits?” I asked the journalist. We were chatting about what I found in the state budget.
    Body: A Business Owes Nothing in Taxes & Gets a State Check? “Why doesn’t the press cover what’s happening with refundable tax credits?” I asked the journalist. We were chatting about what I found in the state budget. “Because the press doesn’t...

    Is There a “Good” Tax?

    Last edited: 11/08/2017

    /news/columns/2017/is-there-a-good-tax/
    Summary: “Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society,” Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said ninety years ago.
    Body:   Is There a “Good” Tax? “Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society,” Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said ninety years ago. Taxes pay for much of the goods and services we take for granted, such as roads, fire and police protec...
    /news/columns/2016/taking-credit-for-the-sun-coming-up/
    Summary: I explained to the reporter that economic growth depended on many factors. Business needs a skilled workforce. Companies need a functioning infrastructure, including broadband, an efficient transportation system, good schools, a university system...
    Body:   Taking Credit for the Sun Coming Up “Wisconsin lowered taxes and reduced regulation and that increased jobs in the state, right?” A journalist from a national newspaper asked about the state of our economy for a story he was writing. “The ass...
    /news/columns/2016/concerns-about-rising-property-taxes-support-more-state-aid-for-schools/
    Summary: “Is the strategy in the state to move all funding for schools to the local level?” a local school official asked me.
    Body: August 3, 2016   Concerns about Rising Property Taxes? Support More State Aid for Schools  “Is the strategy in the state to move all funding for schools to the local level?” a local school official asked me. I hesitated. No one in Madison – th...