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Property Values and Taxes in Southeast Wisconsin - 2013

This report is an annual Public Policy Forum publication that analyzes property values and property taxes within the seven-county southeast Wisconsin region. The report’s primary objective is to measure trends in property values – one of the region’s most critical indicators of economic health – and examine how those trends impact the capacity of local governments and school districts to raise the revenues required to deliver essential public services.
This year’s report first analyzes 2012 property values, with specific consideration of multi-year trends. We then examine 2013 budgeted tax levies and tax rates of southeast Wisconsin counties, municipalities, and school districts to explore the relationship between valuations and taxes.