Focus Newsletter City-village fiscal facts for municipal budget time

November 4, 2016  •  Vol. 2016 No. 22
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  • Summary
  • Since the mid-90s, municipalities have faced declining state aid and tightening state-imposed levy limits. As a result, recent property tax increases have generally been under 2% per year. Figures for the 2010-14 period show that per capita operational spending in cities and villages has been growing less than 1% per year. Police and fire protection remain priorities, however

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