From that link:
Note also that this table does not take into consideration the taxing and spending of local governments within states, which can vary widely, and sometimes disproportionately with state tax burdens.
Your primary population areas are Madison and Milwaukee. Milwaukee used to be a HUGE manufacturing city, but has been bleeding jobs like crazy to greener pastures for decades.
Madison is the birthplace of the radical Left, but I can't speak directly to their local taxation situation since I do not live there.
Milwaukee taxes are bad, but can't hold a candle to all the "fees" that they love to create.