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Conservatively Speaking

State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.

Where state and local governments spend their money

Taxes


A new report by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation in Washington D.C. highlights state and local government spending priorities.Spending is broken down into ten specific categories:

Wisconsin
spent 23.80 percent during FY 2007 on K-12 education. The national average was 23.90 percent.

Wisconsin spent 18.20 percent during FY 2007 on public welfare.  The national average was 16.80 percent.

Wisconsin spent 12.00 percent during FY 2007 on higher education. The national average was 9.10 percent.

Wisconsin spent 8.90 percent during FY 2007 on public safety.  The national average was 9.10 percent.

Wisconsin spent 8.60 percent during FY 2007 on transportation. The national average was 7.60 percent.


Wisconsin spent 7.10 percent during FY 2007 on environment/housing.  The national average was 7.70 percent.

Wisconsin spent 6.70 percent during FY 2007 on hospitals & health. The national average was 8.40 percent.

Wisconsin spent 4.40 percent during FY 2007 on debt interest. The national average was 4.10 percent.

Wisconsin spent 4.30 percent during FY 2007 on government administration.  The national average was 5.30 percent.

Wisconsin spent 6.10 percent during FY 2007 on other costs.  The national average was 7.90 percent.

 

 

Here are the Tax Foundation’s report  and news release.

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