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Monday, July 18, 2016

Rural Wisconsin Counties Continue To Lose Population - Pop Lab Report

Added 2016.11.20  -- Compare and contrast Net-Migration between Counties in the U.S.

Net Migration Patterns for US Counties - Over The Decades

Added 2016.09.06

Loss by out-migration costs Wisconsin economy

Access to full program > NEWSMAKERS: WISCONSIN'S MIGRATION CHALLENGE Date: Aug 25, 2016 11:00AM Venue: WisconsinEye Studios - Madison, WI

Sort of concludes we are between a rock and a hard place ... think Walker/GOP will act with correct policies ?

Added 2016.08.08

I can't prove it but I can suspect it (with enough time and effort I think I could prove it) ... rural communities vote for politicians, such as Walker, who promise tax cuts and in truth they probably deliver.  However, the tax cuts do not even fall proportionately on the population but instead go to "wealthy" via property tax reductions and the "high income" since the "rural" or "low income" are seldom targeted to benefit.

The politicians count on most voting citizens to know nothing about the benefit or the cost distribution or the local government (schools, etc.) or personal or corporate incidence of tax policy.

This is the real shell game ... supposedly giving you what you want but putting the prize under the cup that only the wealthy have asked for or know about.

Out-Migration ...

the "real" reason for rural perception of "Politics of Resentment" and why won't the kid come back?

"The Politics of Resentment" = Scott Walker's political rise == rural resentment against the "liberal elite"

as Governor and GOP Legislature fail to address rural loss of capacity to create, develop and maintain infrastructure ... especially schools and post-secondary education.

Rural Wisconsin Counties Continue To Lose Population - University Place: David Egan-Robertson Explains Migration In Wake Of Recession reported by Karen Faster WisContext

Since the Great Recession, more people have been migrating out of Wisconsin than moving into the state — a pattern contrary to Minnesota and Iowa.
All three states had a net gain of people moving into them through 2009, the last official year of the recession, but since 2010 Wisconsin has had more people move out than in since 2010, said David Egan-Robertson, a demographer with the University of Wisconsin Applied Population Laboratory. Iowa has had positive annual net migration in all years, while Minnesota's pattern was negative only in 2010. In 2011, Minnesota started posting the largest gains of all three states.
Egan-Robertson discussed Wisconsin migration patterns in a November 12, 2015, talk given at the Cooperative Extension State Conference. His presentation, "Population Changes in Wisconsin since the Recession," was recorded for Wisconsin Public Television's University Place.
Among Wisconsin's counties, the number losing population has increased since 2004, with 42 of the 72 dropping in 2012, compared to 13 in 2002. "[W]e've been hovering sort of in the more or less half gain, half loss situation since the Great Recession," Egan-Robertson said.


I don't doubt plenty of people have trouble, especially in rural areas, paying their property tax bill.  That is a problem the "Homestead Tax Credit" was designed to alleviate in Wisconsin - does it need expansion?  Many rural areas also lack social infrastructure as well as physical infrastructure.

Why would a family with children want to move to or live in a place with no schools and little immediate access to health care.  Why would a retired person want to live there either - they may be stuck and getting to a doctor is really a major problem?  Why would someone growing up there, spending most of their time being bused to school, want to stay there when they can't get a job later; when they can go to a larger community get a job, meet other people their age, and have more of a social life?

Wisconsin Self-Insurance is likely to decimate healthcare alternatives for all citizens in rural areas.


The Atlantic (3/17): Red State, Blue City The United States is coming to resemble two countries, one rural and one urban. What happens when they go to war?

But if liberal advocates are clinging to the hope that federalism will allow them to create progressive havens, they’re overlooking a big problem: Power may be decentralized in the American system, but it devolves to the state, not the city. Recent events in red states where cities are pockets of liberalism are instructive, and cautionary. Over the past few years, city governments and state legislatures have fought each other in a series of battles involving preemption, the principle that state law trumps local regulation, just as federal law supersedes state law. It hasn’t gone well for the city dwellers.

Another perspective 1/3/2018 - Fox 6 News

Study: Wisconsin is 10th most moved-from state in 2017

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#GOP " Grifters On Parade '1% Giveaway - Property #TaxCut Shell Game >> #Rural #WIS Counties Lose #Population -> Pop Lab Report #UW #Politics of Resentment #Walker

Why? #Rural #Wisconsin Counties Lose #Population ->No #Schools - Pop Lab Report #UW #Politics of Resentment #Walker

Why? #Rural #Wisconsin Counties Lose #Population -> #HealthCare - Pop Lab Report #UW #Politics of Resentment - EX-Gov #Walker

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