Invest in Healthy and Well-Educated Workers and Communities
Wisconsin’s economic success has long been rooted in having a healthy, well-prepared workforce. For much of our state’s history, Wisconsin has been a national leader in providing access to health insurance and also a leader in investing in a high quality public education system. However, Wisconsin has been slipping in recent years in its commitment to those critical foundations of our state’s prosperity.
Make Work Pay and Lift Up Working Families
Wisconsin workers should be able to support their families, put food on the table, and make ends meet. But we have let protections for workers erode, instead favoring corporate handouts over common-sense reforms that support workers and boost the economy.
Strengthen Wisconsin’s Infrastructure and Communities
Our economy is only as strong as the communities within it. We need to aggressively pursue strategies to make sure that all our communities can thrive and attract new residents and businesses — from the rural towns in the northwest to central Milwaukee and everywhere in between. That means making sure that that rural communities aren’t left behind as we shift to high-speed internet, and that residents have access to safe, affordable housing no matter where they live.
Close Tax Loopholes that Favor Big Corporations and the Well-Connected
Public resources should be invested in a way that broadly benefits everyone in Wisconsin. But in recent years, state lawmakers have passed a collection of tax breaks that funnel money into the pockets of a few wealthy, well-connected individuals and big corporations who rig the system for their own benefit.
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The Road Forward
Everyone in the state deserves the opportunity to fully participate in and benefit from Wisconsin’s economic growth. Our economy, our communities, our schools, and our families will fare better when every person in the state has full access to opportunity.
But gains from Wisconsin’s growth are not being widely shared. A growing concentration of income is being held in the hands of the top 1%, and too may Wisconsin residents are finding it difficult to get ahead or are living in poverty.