Excise taxes on beer vary greatly from state to state. With a $0.06 per gallon tax for off-premise sales, Wisconsin is tied for the second lowest beer tax rate in the nation. Missouri’s tax rate is also $0.06 per gallon, while Wyoming residents pay just $0.02 per gallon. States with the highest beer taxes include Alaska ($1.07 per gallon), Alabama ($1.05) and Georgia ($1.01).
Starting in 2015, the Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB) will no longer print and distribute the Wisconsin Administrative Code and Register. Instead, the Code and Register will be published electronically on the Legislature’s and LRB’s websites.
The National Transportation Safety Administration estimates that car/deer collisions cost approximately $1 billion per year. In 2012 alone, 18,895 car/deer collisions were reported in Wisconsin, with the majority occurring in October and November.
Sen. Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center) is something of an enigma in the Wisconsin Senate. Formerly one of the state Republican Party’s leaders, Schultz is now on the outs with many members of the party after voting with Democrats against the 2011 budget repair bill and against the mining bill in 2012. Schultz now faces a Republican challenger should he choose to run for re-election in 2014.
The Tax Foundation, a non-partisan tax research group for smarter tax policy, released a tax credit map of the United States illustrating which states provide job credits, research and development credits, and investment credits. Check out the map below, and see where Wisconsin and its neighbors fall in offering state tax incentives for business.