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Early on, the “tools” provided for in Law 10 – limiting collective bargaining and increasing employee contributions to health care and pensions – enabled school districts to weather the first blow they had on their sources of income.
Analysis by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (now the Wisconsin Policy Forum) found that Wisconsin school districts raised $ 10 451 million less in 2012, the first full year under the law than in 2011, but increased employee contributions to the districts allowed to absorb the entire amount.
The state economy has lagged behind
While Republicans have long maintained lower tax rates to help fuel economic growth, Reschovsky said tax rates have played a minor role in determining growth and that businesses are looking for things beyond taxes, like services, well-functioning government, and the like a good education system.
Walker missed his own election promise to create 250,000 new private sector jobs by the end of his first term. Employers had managed to create 233,101 private sector jobs by the end of his second term in 2019, which was still not the goal.
Assembly Democrats in orange shirts shout “Shame!” After the GOP leaders cut off the debate, try to abruptly pass the bill and leave February 25, 2011.
MP KING, STATE JOURNAL
Since Law 10 was passed, economic growth in Wisconsin has generally lagged behind the nation and other Great Lakes states.
Wisconsin’s GDP grew 42.3% between 2009 and 2019, lagging the United States’ GDP growth of 48.3% and 42.6% for the Great Lakes region over that period. The economy of neighboring Minnesota grew 47.3% over the same period.