Wisconsin Economic Scorecard

Politics & Government
2:11 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

UWM Poll: Majority Say State Headed In Right Direction, Split on Kenosha Casino

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

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Regional
12:03 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Wisconsin Economic Poll: Good News for State's Incumbents

This figure shows "a slight but sustained increase in the proportion of residents expecting things to improve since quarter 1."
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Wisconsinites are slightly more optimistic about the state's finances, according to the latest Wisconsin Economic Scorecard poll.

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Economy & Business
1:00 am
Thu June 12, 2014

UWM Poll: Residents Favor Higher Minimum Wage, Oppose State Funding for Basketball Arena

Credit 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.

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Economy & Business
6:00 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Wisconsin Poll: Residents Favor Higher Minimum Wage

More voters say they're reluctant to spend on entertainment and recreation

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.

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Economy & Business
1:00 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Survey: Most Wisconsin Voters Support Higher Minimum Wage and Kenosha Casino

Wisconsin is one of twenty-two states where the minimum wage is set at the lowest possible level allowed by federal law, $7.25 per hour. Over three-fourths of registered voters in the state would support a minimum wage hike.
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More than three quarters of Wisconsin voters favor a hike in the minimum wage, so do business owners, according to the Wisconsin Economic Scorecard.

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Economy & Business
2:49 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

58% of Wisconsin Residents Think State is Heading in the Right Direction

Direction of the State of Wisconsin, by personal financial situation.
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The Wisconsin Economic Scorecard asked hundreds of Wisconsin residents how feel about the state's economy.

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Economy & Business
6:49 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Survey: Many Wisconsinites Think State Economy Headed in Wrong Direction

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

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Wisconsin Economic Scorecard
2:41 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

New Poll: Wisconsinites Would Spend Budget Surplus on Education, Medicaid

A new poll shows Wisconsinites divided over whether to use the state's budget surplus for income tax cuts.
Credit UWM CUIR graph

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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Wisconsin Economic Scorecard
2:37 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

New Poll: Wisconsinites Lukewarm on Current Economy, But Optimistic

One set of data from the latest Wisconsin Economic Scorecard.
Credit UWM CUIR graph

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.

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Wisconsin Economic Scorecard
3:55 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

UWM Survey: Growing Optimism About Wisconsin and National Economies

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.

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