Finding common ground for better taxes

Each April, Wisconsinites have an opportunity to reflect about taxes. Some use the occasion to decry bureaucrats in Madison. Others object that public structures like schools, roads and health inspections need more public funds than they receive. Whatever the perspective, tax day tends to elicit frustration and finger-pointing.

But people from across the political spectrum can agree on some common principles: Taxes and public spending should be transparent and accountable and should provide a level playing field for business. To further these basic principles, we can start with three common-sense reforms that are already under way in other states.

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