Critical Local Services Funding

The Way We Pay for Critical Local Services is Broken: We Need YOU To Tell The Story (PDF)

Critical Local Services Funding Presentation (PDF), by Toni Herkert, Fall Regional Meetings 2022

What Matters: Funding Critical Local Services (PDF) July 2022

For more information and to share your story, contact the League's Jerry Deschane, Executive Director at email, or Toni Herkert, Government Affairs Director at email.

Local Leaders Speak Out

Impact of Funding on New London's Services (PDF), September 2022

We Are One Community, (PDF) Milwaukee Mayor, Cavalier Johnson and Tomahawk Mayor, Steven E. Taskay, The Municipality, August 2022

Red Blue Mayors Joint Op-Ed on State Partnership (PDF) Brookfield Mayor Steven Ponto & Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, May 2021


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State Support of First Responders Graph

Resources

League of Wisconsin Municipalities: Municipalities face growing difficulty filling critical positions, League Media Release, August 2022

Funding Obstacles Remain for Public Safety Services: Referendums Serve as Band-Aids for Broken Funding System (PDF), League Media Release, August 2022 

Net New Construction Numbers Reveal Minimal Growth: Why this data matters to local communities (PDF), League Media Release, August 2022

Comparing State and Municipal Revenue Sources (PDF), Curt Witynski, Deputy Executive Director, League of Wisconsin Municipalities, The Municipality, August 2022

Inflation Adds to Existing  Budget Pressures (PDF), Curt Witynski, Deputy Director, League of Wisconsin Municipalities, The Municipality, July 2022

Voters Tend to Approve Tax Increases for Public Safety: But Is This System Sustainable? (PDF) Curt Witynski, Deputy Executive Director, League of Wisconsin Municipalities, The Municipality, May 2022

Do Wisconsin’s Local Fire and Emergency Medical Services Need Resuscitation? (PDF), Rob Henken, President, Wisconsin Policy Forum, The Municipality, January 2022


Background

Creating Wisconsin's Future
* Could Surplus Help Improve State-Local Relations?
* "Dollars and Sense: Is it time for a new municipal financing framework in Wisconsin?" 
Police, Fire, EMS
Transportation Funding

Strangled by Levy Limits