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This page takes a specific look at how '''Wisconsin''' performed in the study.
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This page takes a specific look at how '''Wisconsin''' performed in the [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States|study]].
  
 
==Background about the study==
 
==Background about the study==
 
{{Who runs the states summary}}
 
{{Who runs the states summary}}
==State government analysis==
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==Part 1: Partisanship analysis==
 
===Wisconsin Governor===
 
===Wisconsin Governor===
 
From 1992 to 2013, Wisconsin had Democratic governors in office for eight years while there were Republican governors in office for 14 years, including the last three.  Wisconsin was under Republican [[trifectas]] for the last three years of the study period.
 
From 1992 to 2013, Wisconsin had Democratic governors in office for eight years while there were Republican governors in office for 14 years, including the last three.  Wisconsin was under Republican [[trifectas]] for the last three years of the study period.
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From 1992 to 2013, the Democratic Party was the majority in the Wisconsin State Senate for 11 years while the Republicans were the majority for 11 years. The final three years of the study depicted a shift in the Wisconsin senate with all three years being Republican [[trifectas]].
 
From 1992 to 2013, the Democratic Party was the majority in the Wisconsin State Senate for 11 years while the Republicans were the majority for 11 years. The final three years of the study depicted a shift in the Wisconsin senate with all three years being Republican [[trifectas]].
  
Across the country, there were 544 Democratic and 517 Republican State Senates from 1992-2013.
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Across the country, there were 541 Democratic and 517 Republican state senates from 1992 to 2013.
  
 
===Wisconsin House of Representatives===
 
===Wisconsin House of Representatives===
 
From 1992 to 2013, the Democratic Party was the majority in the Wisconsin State House of Representatives for 5 years while the Republicans were the majority for 17 years. The final three years of the study depicted a shift in the Wisconsin House with all three years being Republican [[trifectas]].
 
From 1992 to 2013, the Democratic Party was the majority in the Wisconsin State House of Representatives for 5 years while the Republicans were the majority for 17 years. The final three years of the study depicted a shift in the Wisconsin House with all three years being Republican [[trifectas]].
  
Across the country, there were 579 Democratic and 482 Republican State Houses of Representatives from 1992-2013.
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Across the country, there were 577 Democratic and 483 Republican state houses of representatives from 1992 to 2013.
 
   
 
   
 
The chart below shows the partisan composition of the [[Governor of Wisconsin|Office of the Governor of Wisconsin]], the [[Wisconsin State Senate]] and the [[Wisconsin House of Representatives]] from 1992-2013.
 
The chart below shows the partisan composition of the [[Governor of Wisconsin|Office of the Governor of Wisconsin]], the [[Wisconsin State Senate]] and the [[Wisconsin House of Representatives]] from 1992-2013.
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==Part 2: State Quality of Life Index (SQLI)==
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Wisconsin’s average ranking over the course of the study period was 16.24, which puts it at 13 in the overall SQLI ranking.<ref>Note: The average rank is compiled by adding up all years of rankings and then dividing by 21 to obtain the average state ranking. This average figure is ranked relative to the rest of the 49 states to derive an overall SQLI ranking.</ref>
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*The years that Wisconsin had the highest ranking were 1992, 1995, and 1998, in which it ranked 7th.
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*The year that Wisconsin had the lowest ranking was 2007, in which it ranked 30th.
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*The index type that Wisconsin had the highest ranking in was Unfunded Pension Liabilities Per Capita, in which it ranked 1st.
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*The index type that Wisconsin had the lowest ranking in was Forbes’ Best States and S&P Credit Rating, in which it ranked 44th.
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{{Wisconsin SQLI}}
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==Part 3: Partisanship and SQLI Overlay==
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The chart below depicts the partisanship of the Wisconsin state government and the state's SQLI ranking for the years studied. For the SQLI, the states were ranked from 1-50, with 1 being the best and 50 the worst. During the course of the study, Wisconsin experienced both Democratic and Republican trifectas as well as divided governments. The state's SQLI rankings were higher earlier in the study, with its highest ranking, finishing 7th, occurring in 1992, 1995 and 1998 during both Republican trifectas and a divided government. Its lowest ranking, finishing 30th, occurred in 2007 during a divided government. The state's rankings began to improve during the most recent years of the study, finishing 13th in 2012 during a Republican trifecta.
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*SQLI average with Democratic trifecta: 21.00
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*SQLI average with Republican trifecta: 10.00
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*SQLI average with divided government: 17.27
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[[File:Wisconsin SQLI visualization.PNG|thumb|center|1000px|Chart displaying the partisanship of the Wisconsin government from 1992-2013 and the State Quality of Life Index (SQLI).]]
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Ballotpedia:Who runs the states]]
 
*[[Ballotpedia:Who runs the states]]
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**[[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, Part One: State Partisanship]]
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**[[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, Part Two: State Quality of Life Index (SQLI)]]
 
*[[Governor of Wisconsin]]
 
*[[Governor of Wisconsin]]
 
*[[Wisconsin State Senate]]
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[https://docs.google.com/a/ballotpedia.org/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Arq5YjCoT1vndEkyN1FGN1JlWTBtQVVIWDZjTHV1SEE Full Dataset on Google Docs]
 
*[https://docs.google.com/a/ballotpedia.org/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Arq5YjCoT1vndEkyN1FGN1JlWTBtQVVIWDZjTHV1SEE Full Dataset on Google Docs]
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==Footnotes==
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[[Category:Who runs the states project, state pages]]
 
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Who Runs the States

Main Report Pages
Main PagePart 1Partisanship InfographicPart 2Part 3

Partisanship Results Report (Part 1)
Executive SummaryState Partisanship AnalysisPartisan Control of GovernorshipsPartisan Control of State LegislaturesPartisan Control of State SenatesPartisan Control of State HousesState Government TrifectasOverall Partisan Control: Bright, Medium and Soft StatesChanges of Partisan Domination over 22 yearsYear-to-Year Changes in State Partisan ControlTrifectas and Presidential Election PatternsConclusionMethodologyAppendix AAppendix B

State Quality of Life Index (SQLI) Report (Part 2)
Executive SummaryState Quality of Life Index (SQLI)About the IndexOverall RankingsDramatic Changes from 1st Half to 2nd HalfIndividual IndicatorsMethodologyAppendices

Partisanship and (SQLI) Overlay Report (Part 3)
IntroductionComparing Partisanship and the State Quality of Life Index (SQLI) RankingsDescription of the dataTrends and correlationsMethodologyKey Values for Fifty-State RegressionsAppendices
Praise or blame is extended to political parties for the economic, educational, health and other quality of life outcomes that result from the policies those parties enact into law. To better understand which political party enjoys power in each of the states, Ballotpedia has analyzed state government control from 1992-2013 using the concept of a "partisan trifecta." A partisan trifecta is defined as when a state's governorship and legislative chambers are controlled by the same political party.

The two major political parties claim that their policies will lead to better outcomes. What does the data show?

At Ballotpedia, we explored these issues in a three-part study, Who Runs the States.

This page takes a specific look at how Wisconsin performed in the study.

Background about the study

See also: Ballotpedia: Who Runs the States

Part One examines the partisanship of state government from 1992-2013. Part Two establishes a State Quality of Life Index (SQLI), aggregating a variety of existing state indices into one measurement. Part Three will overlay the two reports, looking for trends and correlations.

Part 1: Partisanship analysis

Wisconsin Governor

From 1992 to 2013, Wisconsin had Democratic governors in office for eight years while there were Republican governors in office for 14 years, including the last three. Wisconsin was under Republican trifectas for the last three years of the study period.

Across the country, there were 493 years of Democratic governors (44.82%) and 586 years of Republican governors (53.27%) from 1992-2013.

Over the course of the 22-year study, state governments became increasingly more partisan. At the outset of the study period (1992), 18 of the 49 states with partisan legislatures had single-party trifectas and 31 states had divided governments. In 2013, only 13 states have divided governments, while single-party trifectas held sway in 36 states, the most in the 22 years studied.

Wisconsin Senate

From 1992 to 2013, the Democratic Party was the majority in the Wisconsin State Senate for 11 years while the Republicans were the majority for 11 years. The final three years of the study depicted a shift in the Wisconsin senate with all three years being Republican trifectas.

Across the country, there were 541 Democratic and 517 Republican state senates from 1992 to 2013.

Wisconsin House of Representatives

From 1992 to 2013, the Democratic Party was the majority in the Wisconsin State House of Representatives for 5 years while the Republicans were the majority for 17 years. The final three years of the study depicted a shift in the Wisconsin House with all three years being Republican trifectas.

Across the country, there were 577 Democratic and 483 Republican state houses of representatives from 1992 to 2013.

The chart below shows the partisan composition of the Office of the Governor of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin State Senate and the Wisconsin House of Representatives from 1992-2013. Partisan composition of Wisconsin state government(1992-2013).PNG

Partisan control changes

There were nine partisan control changes in Wisconsin during the study period. The average number of changes in the 50 states was four, putting Wisconsin higher than the average.

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Wisconsin government pie chart 1992-2013.png
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Part 2: State Quality of Life Index (SQLI)

Wisconsin’s average ranking over the course of the study period was 16.24, which puts it at 13 in the overall SQLI ranking.[1]

  • The years that Wisconsin had the highest ranking were 1992, 1995, and 1998, in which it ranked 7th.
  • The year that Wisconsin had the lowest ranking was 2007, in which it ranked 30th.
  • The index type that Wisconsin had the highest ranking in was Unfunded Pension Liabilities Per Capita, in which it ranked 1st.
  • The index type that Wisconsin had the lowest ranking in was Forbes’ Best States and S&P Credit Rating, in which it ranked 44th.
Wisconsin SQLI 1992-2012
Index 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
24/7 Wall St Best/Worst Governed States N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 18 16 21
America's Health Rankings 6 12 17 10 9 11 9 10 11 16 14 17 11 15 11 11 17 12 18 12 16
CAFR Debt/GDP N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 29 26 27 27 22 29 22 N/A
Chief Executive Magazine Best and Worst States for Business Survey N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 26 29 33 43 42 41 24 20
CNBC Top States for Business N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 33 37 26 29 25 17
Forbes Best States for Business N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 39 44 43 48 43 40 42
Govt. Employment Share Population 16 16 16 19 18 18 19 19 20 21 21 20 22 21 20 19 21 18 19 19 19
Graduation Rate 8 7 10 9 10 9 9 8 8 9 9 7 5 3 3 4 2 1 2 1 1
Personal Income Per Capita 23 22 22 23 24 23 19 19 20 19 19 20 22 22 23 26 28 25 26 27 26
Poverty Rate 13 22 7 5 7 1 4 13 18 8 6 14 32 15 17 26 10 11 5 18 N/A
Real GDP per capita 27 23 24 26 25 25 27 25 25 24 27 25 27 27 27 29 30 29 29 29 N/A
S&P Credit Rating N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 38 36 36 36 40 41 43 24 26 26 28 29
State Govt. Spending/GDP 23 25 24 24 25 28 28 29 34 31 32 30 32 30 33 30 32 30 34 33 N/A
State & local tax burden 48 49 48 49 49 48 48 47 49 46 46 45 46 45 44 45 46 47 46 N/A N/A
Tax Freedom Day N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 41
Unemployment Rate 9 7 7 6 5 10 10 11 17 22 22 23 24 23 31 36 19 30 24 19 19
Unfunded Pension Liabilities per capita N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 2 2 1 N/A
Voter Turnout 3 26 26 14 14 11 11 3 3 17 17 2 2 6 6 2 2 7 7 2 2
Well-Being Index N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 28 26 22 22 20

Part 3: Partisanship and SQLI Overlay

The chart below depicts the partisanship of the Wisconsin state government and the state's SQLI ranking for the years studied. For the SQLI, the states were ranked from 1-50, with 1 being the best and 50 the worst. During the course of the study, Wisconsin experienced both Democratic and Republican trifectas as well as divided governments. The state's SQLI rankings were higher earlier in the study, with its highest ranking, finishing 7th, occurring in 1992, 1995 and 1998 during both Republican trifectas and a divided government. Its lowest ranking, finishing 30th, occurred in 2007 during a divided government. The state's rankings began to improve during the most recent years of the study, finishing 13th in 2012 during a Republican trifecta.

  • SQLI average with Democratic trifecta: 21.00
  • SQLI average with Republican trifecta: 10.00
  • SQLI average with divided government: 17.27
Chart displaying the partisanship of the Wisconsin government from 1992-2013 and the State Quality of Life Index (SQLI).

See also

External links

Footnotes

  1. Note: The average rank is compiled by adding up all years of rankings and then dividing by 21 to obtain the average state ranking. This average figure is ranked relative to the rest of the 49 states to derive an overall SQLI ranking.