Tamarine Cornelius

Tamarine Cornelius

Tamarine Cornelius is a research analyst at the Wisconsin Budget Project.

Family in the kitchen

Unless Congress acts, this will be the last Tax Day parents benefit from expanded Child Tax Credit

By: - April 18, 2022

Most parents filing taxes this year are benefitting from improvements to the Child Tax Credit that help make it easier to make ends meet. These improvements lifted millions of children out of hardship and slashed poverty rates — but the failure of Congress to take action to continue the expanded credit places families at risk […]

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Change backed by business group would cut taxes for the top 1%

By: - December 22, 2021

A group of big business lobbyists is pushing a radical change to Wisconsin’s tax structure — one that would give huge tax cuts to the wealthy and powerful while shifting the responsibility of paying taxes to people with lower incomes. The change would also require significant cuts to the critical services that Wisconsin businesses, schools, […]

Piggy bank

Evers’ budget moves us toward a better, more equitable economy

By: - April 26, 2021

For our state’s economy to work for everyone, Wisconsin needs to invest in healthy communities, working families and public infrastructure across the entire state. We also need a tax system that provides a level playing field for Wisconsin families and businesses, rather than a structure that gives an advantage to the well connected who rig […]

HOUSTON - SEPTEMBER 7: Ckaris Williams, a teacher and Hurricane Katrina evacuee, prepares her classroom at Douglass Elementary School in Houston September 7, 2005 in Houston, Texas. Douglass was closed for budgetary reasons but the Houston Independent School District reopened the facility for children of evacuees from Hurricane Katrina. Williams taught at Frederick Douglass Elementary on the West Bank in New Orleans prior to the storm.

Gov. Evers should insist the Legislature reconsider his win-win proposal

By: - February 24, 2020

An unexpected budget surplus gives Wisconsin a golden opportunity to make investments in our children and our schools that will pay big dividends down the road. But some legislators are refusing to use a portion of the surplus to provide Wisconsin schools with the resources they need to educate today’s children and tomorrow’s workers — […]