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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Issue Corner: Recall Walker Campaign: Budgets Etc

(Ed.note; This was one of the many issues discussed at the Governor candidate Forum in Stoughton, Wisconsin on Sunday, April 15, 2012) This is a question on Revenue Limits. "Since 1993 the State of Wisconsin has removed local control from public schools and municipalities by restricting their ability to tax. the state calls this "placing revenue limits" on schools and municipalities. The state has reduced shared revenues while limiting local governments ability to raise property taxes or use other means to increase revenue. This state law is "starving" local governments and schools---jeopardizing the fabric of out communities and the future of Wisconsin. Question 1) Please outline a multiple pronged approach to allow local governments to increase local control of revenue and determine the level of services that are right for their communities. Question 2) Do you favor repealing the revenue limits for schools, counties and municipalities and return Local Control to those jurisdictions?

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