• Local Government Funding


    Karl Green, Program Manager, Local Government Education Program, UW-Extension, presented on a recent "Renewing a Sustainable and Equitable State and Local Government Funding Partnership" report to the Town Board on March 8, 2023.  Conclusions from the report:
    -  State cuts to shared revenues have increased reliance on the property tax.
    -  Levy Limits incentivize using general oblibation debt as an immediate-term method to fund capital costs.
    -  Reliance on user fees remains steady despite their regressive nature and state limitations on some uses.
    -  Eliminating the shared revenue formula has reduced fairness.
    -  Increase state tax revenues are generating >$7B tax surplus, but yet to share with county/local municipalities.

    To view the full report:  Report link