Viewpoint Luncheon: The State-Local Government Relationship in Wisconsin

In 2001, a Governor-appointed blue-ribbon commission reported that “the partnership between the state and local governments has broken down.” Fifteen years later, as local government budget deliberations conclude and the next state budget debate gets set to launch, questions regarding the health of that partnership again have emerged. For example, is it appropriate for the state to freeze state aids and place strict limits on local taxes, or is it time to consider a new approach for financing local government in Wisconsin?

The Viewpoint Luncheon explored the state-local government relationship and its impact on municipal and county budgets. We began with a brief presentation of our recent research pertaining to state-local relations. Then, heard from a bipartisan panel of state and local elected officials:

David Bowen, Wisconsin State Assembly and former Milwaukee County Supervisor
Dan Devine, Mayor, City of West Allis and Chairman, Wisconsin League of Municipalities
Paul Farrow, Waukesha County Executive and former Wisconsin State Senator and Assemblyman
Dale Kooyenga, Wisconsin State Assembly and Vice-Chair, Joint Finance Committee

Moderated by Jason Stein, State Capitol Reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

 

WisconsinEye video of the event

 

Media Coverage

"Lawmakers concerned about Milwaukee County wheel tax"
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Panel Discusses Relationship Between Local and State Government"
CBS 58

"State and local governments talk about Problems Affecting Residents"
Telemundo Wisconsin

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When:

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 11:45am to 1:30pm

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Potawatomi Hotel & Casino | Serenity Room
1721 W Canal St
Milwaukee, WI
53233

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