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Mixed News on WI Jobs: Growth in March Barely Offsets Prior Losses in 2014

Wisconsin Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.9%   
New employment data for Wisconsin was released today by state and federal officials, and the news is pretty positive, at least at first blush, but a closer examination of the new and updated figures reveals some bad news as well.

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Mixed News on WI Jobs: Growth in March Barely Offsets Prior Losses in 2014

Wisconsin Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.9%   
New employment data for Wisconsin was released today by state and federal officials, and the news is pretty positive, at least at first blush, but a closer examination of the new and updated figures reveals some bad news as well.

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Some States Tackle Corporate Tax Havens

Report Released Today Recommends State and Federal Reforms to Close Offshore Tax Havens
Maine legislators recently gave preliminary approval to a bill that could make it the third state to pass legislation to crack down on corporate tax avoidance in off-shore tax havens. The proposed legislation would close the so-called “water’s edge” loophole by requiring corporations to report income from a list of 38 known offshore tax havens. Passage of the bill would generate an estimated $10 million per year (in a state less than a quarter of the size of Wisconsin).

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Some States Tackle Corporate Tax Havens

Report Released Today Recommends State and Federal Reforms to Close Offshore Tax Havens
Maine legislators recently gave preliminary approval to a bill that could make it the third state to pass legislation to crack down on corporate tax avoidance in off-shore tax havens. The proposed legislation would close the so-called “water’s edge” loophole by requiring corporations to report income from a list of 38 known offshore tax havens. Passage of the bill would generate an estimated $10 million per year (in a state less than a quarter of the size of Wisconsin).

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Taxes Make Investments in a Strong Economy Possible

Tax Day is approaching, and with it comes many negative messages about taxes. But this Tax Day, let’s remember that to build a strong economy and create jobs, we need to invest in what works – and we can’t do that without taxes. 
To build a strong Wisconsin economy, we need to invest in assets that help businesses thrive and help hard-working people climb into the middle class. That means Wisconsin needs to continue our tradition of supporting high-quality schools and preschools, an affordable university system, a healthy workforce, and a clean environment.

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Taxes Make Investments in a Strong Economy Possible

Tax Day is approaching, and with it comes many negative messages about taxes. But this Tax Day, let’s remember that to build a strong economy and create jobs, we need to invest in what works – and we can’t do that without taxes. 
To build a strong Wisconsin economy, we need to invest in assets that help businesses thrive and help hard-working people climb into the middle class. That means Wisconsin needs to continue our tradition of supporting high-quality schools and preschools, an affordable university system, a healthy workforce, and a clean environment.

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In Wisconsin’s Tax System, Best-Off Pay the Smallest Share of their Income in Taxes

Wisconsin is a better place when we all do well.  Unfortunately, while the wealthiest have seen their incomes skyrocket in recent decades, incomes have stagnated for the middle class and low-income people.  It’s becoming harder to stay in the middle class in Wisconsin.

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In Wisconsin’s Tax System, Best-Off Pay the Smallest Share of their Income in Taxes

Wisconsin is a better place when we all do well.  Unfortunately, while the wealthiest have seen their incomes skyrocket in recent decades, incomes have stagnated for the middle class and low-income people.  It’s becoming harder to stay in the middle class in Wisconsin.

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Measures Boosting the Minimum Wage Move Forward in Many States

While Bills Advance in Minnesota and Elsewhere, Four Red States Are Poised for Minimum Wage Referenda
Republican opposition might bottle up the national minimum wage increase being pushed by the President, but the strong public support for a higher minimum wage is forcing action at the state level.  Many blue states are approving substantial increases in the minimum hourly wage, and voters are putting increases on the ballot in a number of red states. 

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Measures Boosting the Minimum Wage Move Forward in Many States

While Bills Advance in Minnesota and Elsewhere, Four Red States Are Poised for Minimum Wage Referenda
Republican opposition might bottle up the national minimum wage increase being pushed by the President, but the strong public support for a higher minimum wage is forcing action at the state level.  Many blue states are approving substantial increases in the minimum hourly wage, and voters are putting increases on the ballot in a number of red states. 

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