WI Residents Can Now See Where Tax $$$ Are Spent

A new website can show you where your state tax dollars are spent.

The information is provided by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. It reveals that 36 percent of state taxes go to K-12 schools, 16 percent to health-care programs like BadgerCare, eight percent to local property tax relief, 7 percent to state prisons, 6 percent to the UW System and 5 percent to local governments.

The site is the result of legislation from Senator Rob Cowles and Representative Samantha Kerkman, the co-chairs of the legislature’s audit committee.-

You can find the tax data at revenue.wi.gov