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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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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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Tax assessments arrive . . . what do they really tell us?

Spring is the time of the year when property owners receive new assessments. In some communities, an assessor visits properties and revalues them based on state-mandated criteria. In others, properties are not reassessed, so owners see no change in assessed … Continue reading

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