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Projections for state tax collections have been revised upward by an unprecedented $4.4 billion through June 2023, positioning state reserves to reach historic levels and giving Wisconsin a once-in-a-generation chance to address some of its most longstanding challenges. State leaders are unlikely to get an opportunity like this one again; they should consider the consequences of failing to bridge partisan divides to seize it.

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