Wisconsin Economic Scorecard

UWM Center for Urban Initiatives & Research

This morning, the latest Wisconsin Economic Scorecard poll was released. Not surprisingly, the mid-term elections last month had some effect on the numbers.

Wisconsin Economic Scorecard

Wisconsinites are slightly more optimistic about the state's finances, according to the latest Wisconsin Economic Scorecard poll.

Wisconsin Economic Scorecard Q2 2014

When it comes to covering the projected shortfall in Wisconsin's transportation budget, 31% favor toll roads while 29% prefer delaying road projects.

Wisconsin Poll: Residents Favor Higher Minimum Wage

Mar 13, 2014

The latest Wisconsin Economic Scorecard indicates that 77 percent of registered voters here support a hike in the state's minimum wage. It sits at $7.25.

Wisconsin Economic Scorecard

More than three quarters of Wisconsin voters favor a hike in the minimum wage, so do business owners, according to the Wisconsin Economic Scorecard.

Wisconsin Economic Scorecard

The Wisconsin Economic Scorecard asked hundreds of Wisconsin residents how feel about the state's economy.


A new poll shows decreasing confidence in the state of Wisconsin's economy.

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Wisconsinites would like to see the state spend money from its projected budget surplus on education and Medicaid, according to the results of a new poll released today.

The Wisconsin Economic Scorecard poll, conducted by UWM’s Center for Urban Initiatives and Research, asked 621 residents across the state how they would prioritize spending.  Forty percent of respondents said education should be the top priority, while thirty-three percent said additional Medicaid funding should be the most important.  An additional sixteen percent said income tax cuts should be at the top of the list, while ten percent thought it was most important to cover shortfalls in the transportation fund.

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It’s a week-and-a-half since the election, and the nation’s attention has turned to our economic fortunes.  A standoff continues over the so-called “fiscal cliff,” though there is likewise increasing talk of a so-called “grand bargain” to head it off.

In Wisconsin, many are looking both to today’s formal announcement by the governor over health insurance exchanges, but also further ahead to the next proposed biennial budget.

It appears a growing number of Wisconsin residents believe the state is headed in the right direction, economically.

UWM’s Center for Urban Initiatives and Research has released its quarterly Wisconsin Economic Scorecard. It asked 472 residents how they feel about the state economy and their personal finances.

It's been a little more than a month since Wisconsin's historic gubernatorial recall election. And while the state’s political rhetoric has finally begun to die down, even if the partisanship hasn't, national politics are just heating up. The country is still processing the landmark Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act, President Obama's signature health care reform law, although Governor Scott Walker has said he will not implement any health care changes until after the November election.

The inaugural Wisconsin Economic Scorecard shows some divisions along party lines about the state of the Wisconsin economy.  Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with Peter Maier, acting director for UW-Milwaukee's Center for Urban Initiatives and Research, which conducted the poll of 545 Wisconsinites, in conjunction with WisBusiness.com and WUWM.