As election season heats up, you're going to hear a lot of spin when it comes to the Republicans talking about taxes.
That's why we wanted to point out three big stories that came out this week saying the same thing: With Democrats in full control of government, Wisconsin's tax ranking has improved for the first time in decades.
"As a percentage of Wisconsin income, total tax collections in 2009 took the smallest bite since the early 1960s – 11.2% of income. The recession played into that as sales and income taxes nosedived. Year to year over the last decade, that burden increased just twice."
"Wisconsin’s rankings are their lowest in nearly 50 years and have improved for six consecutive years, unprecedented in state history….In addition, a recently released Ernst and Young study prepared for the Council on State Taxation shows Wisconsin’s business tax ranking now ranks 30th – well below the national average."