I agree Governor! Let’s Make Public Schools “Whole”

May 26, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

May 27, 2015 “Our number one priority gotta to be make (sic) sure that we make K-12 schools, public education in the state, a priority to make sure they’re held whole,” said Governor Walker on April 23rd, as quoted by Wisconsin Radio Network. I agree, Governor! Let’s make public schools “whole.” In a recent late night session, the ...

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Audit Affirms Complaints but also Satisfaction with Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Program

May 22, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

  May 20, 2015  Last April I wrote about many complaints I received concerning rides to medical appointments for folks in BadgerCare and other Medicaid programs. People complained drivers didn’t show up, rides were late, drivers didn’t arrive for the return trip home and – at least in one case – the heater did not work in a ...

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Time to Return to a State Department of Commerce

May 14, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

  May 13, 2015 “When do we return the economic development initiative and the checkbook to the control of a state agency” John Dunn of Mauston asked in a letter to Legislators. “The WEDC has again failed to follow state law and its own policies in awarding taxpayer-funded incentives to state companies. We need accountability to taxpayers.” Not ...

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Citizen Input Provides Important Details of Conservation Budget Cuts

May 8, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

May 6, 2015 “Why is it I keep hearing more about what’s in the governor’s budget?” the woman asked me. “Don’t you see it all at once and then decide what to do?” It can be difficult for legislators to know the full effect of cuts without the critical input of citizens. For example, news of cuts to ...

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SUBJECT: Jobs Tax Credit Awards

May 6, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

May 4, 2015 At your request, I am providing information regarding the jobs tax credit program. The jobs tax credit is a refundable tax credit that can be claimed against the individual income tax, including the alternative minimum tax, and the corporate income/franchise tax for up to 10% of the eligible wages paid to an eligible ...

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A Business Owes Nothing in Taxes & Gets a State Check?

May 5, 2015 1 Comment ›› Admin

April 29, 2015 “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 understand them,” she told me. “Doesn’t understand them?” I thought. “There has to be an easy way to describe what’s happening...” Imagine if you had ...

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