has an interesting breakdown on the recently passed state budget. Here are some highlights:
Percentage of the $651 million in tax cuts included in the budget that will go to taxpayers making more than $100,000 a year: 55
Additional amount state taxpayers will pay because of the decision by the Walker administration, backed by the GOP-controlled Legislature, to reject available federal funds for Medicaid expansion, as estimated by the fiscal bureau: $119 million
Amount contributed by “powerful business, manufacturing, construction, transportation, natural resources, health care, road building and real estate interests” to candidates for state office and the Legislature from 2007 to 2012, according to the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, a nonpartisan watchdog: $53 million
Amount WDC says groups backed by these “same wealthy special interests” spent on outside electioneering activities to help candidates get elected: $72.1 million
With 55% of the tax cuts going to those making over $100,000 a year, does anyone know what percentage of Wisconsinites make that much money?