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Wisconsin benefit cuts save millions


Cuts to teacher benefits in Wisconsin last year were certainly controversial, but helped save the state of Wisconsin millions of dollars, according to a report from the Wisconsin Taxpayer Alliance.

The cuts that spurred heated protests in Madison last year.

The report shows that school districts across Wisconsin collectively cut about 287-million dollars during the 2011-2012 year.

Those savings came from cuts to public worker benefits and limits on collective bargaining.

The cuts also offset about two-thirds of the losses in state aid to Wisconsin school districts.


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