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11/11/21

Midwest Tax Comparison

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11/9/21

Amount raised from Wisconsin wheel taxes triples in four years, new report shows

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2021/11/03/amount-raised-wisconsin-wheel-taxes-triples-3-years-report-shows/6257820001/Read More
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10/21/21

Milwaukee and Madison: Federal Aid Helps Balance 2022 Budgets

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10/21/21

City of Madison Proposed ARPA Spending Plan

The city of Madison will receive a $47.2 million award from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) that could be used to replace lost revenues, address negative impacts of the pandemic, provide premium pay to essential workers, and upgrade water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure. Under a plan approved by the...Read More
Event

10/14/21

2021 Salute to Local Government Winners

We are pleased to announce our 2021 Salute to Local Government award winners! ...Read More
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10/13/21

City of Milwaukee Proposed ARPA Spending Plan

The city of Milwaukee will receive a $394.2 million award from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) that can be used to replace lost revenues, address negative impacts of the pandemic, provide premium pay to essential workers, and upgrade water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure. The mayor’s three-year spending proposal to the city council for the ARPA grant would put 35.4% ($140 million) toward closing budget gaps and offsetting rising pension costs. The rest would go to lead paint treatment and abatement, affordable housing, pandemic response, and other initiatives. Hover a mouse over sections within each topic area to see individual projects and budgets. ...Read More
Newsletter

10/1/21

3rd Quarter 2021 Presidents Message

This fall will mark the 10th consecutive year that the Forum has produced annual reviews of both the Milwaukee County and City of Milwaukee proposed budgets. In each of those years, there has been one certainty: given the fierce financial challenges facing both governments, a primary focus would be which...Read More
Newsletter

10/1/21

News & Updates | 3rd Quarter 2021

President’s message This fall will mark the 10th consecutive year that the Forum has produced annual reviews of both the Milwaukee County and City of Milwaukee proposed budgets. In each of those years, there has been one certainty: given the fierce financial challenges facing both governments, a primary focus would be...Read More
Event Recap

9/24/21

Forum Friday: Back-to-School Challenges and Opportunities

For the September 2021 installment of our virtual event series, Forum Friday, we focused on the array of issues facing Wisconsin school districts as students return to the classroom after the unprecedented events of the last 18 months. Helping us explore these and other back-to-school issues were our Forum Friday...Read More