Wisconsin's tax collections in past quarter down more than 8 percent
Wisconsinites are still spending a lot less money than they did a year ago.
The Revenue Department said it collected 8 percent fewer taxes from July-September than at the same time in 2008.
Sales taxes were down 8.7 percent, which reflects a big drop in consumer spending.
Individual income taxes were down 8.1 percent, reflecting the big rise in unemployment.
But corporate taxes rose 9.2 percent.