Wisconsin's national tax ranking may have improved, but we're still paying more for state and local governments.
The Badger State finally dropped out of the top ten in a national ranking of states with the highest tax burden for the first time since the 1980s. Wisconsin fell to 11th on the list.
Despite the lower ranking, Jim Pugh of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce says the tax burden here is still plenty high. He says our burden still went up, but other states just increased theirs faster than Wisconsin did.
WMC has lobbied for years to get Wisconsin out of the top ten. He says they're encouraged by the development, but won't stop in their efforts to get taxes under control.