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More questions as state budget nears

New figures from the Department of Revenue (D0R) may raise more questions about the upcoming 2017-19 state budget. Tax collections from July to November 2016 grew just 1.2% over the same period in 2015. That figure is lower than the … Continue reading

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Clouds on the state budget horizon?

A recent report from Wisconsin’s Department of Administration highlights the major challenges Gov. Scott Walker (R) and state legislators face as they begin work on the 2017-19 state budget. The so-called “November 20 report,” which summarizes the state’s financial conditions … Continue reading

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League of Wisconsin Municipalities and WISTAX release “State of Wisconsin’s Cities and Villages”

Since the Great Recession, Wisconsin’s cities and villages have maintained critical services despite no significant increases in local or state revenue. But challenging times are just around the corner for local road systems, and Wisconsin’s smallest communities are still waiting … Continue reading

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