property taxes

September 8, 2017 - 8:00am
Of all the local government and school district policy issues researched by the Public Policy Forum, perhaps none generates more contradictory conclusions than our annual review of property taxes and values in the region. This year's report –which...
September 8, 2016 - 9:45pm
Seven years removed from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, southeast Wisconsin appears to have returned to a state of "normalcy" with regard to property values and property tax collections, marked by modest increases in both....
September 3, 2015 - 9:30pm
Property taxpayers in southeast Wisconsin had little to gripe about in 2015, as the amount of gross property taxes levied across the region declined by 3% ($121 million) from 2014.  Each of the seven counties in the region also saw a dip in...
September 5, 2014 - 8:00am
A Public Policy Forum analysis of property values and property taxes in southeast Wisconsin – released this morning – finds that in the aggregate, local governments, school districts, and other taxing entities in southeast Wisconsin levied only 0.2...
June 27, 2013 - 8:45am
The Forum’s new report on property taxes and values in southeast Wisconsin – covered on the front page of yesterday’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – has generated several comments from our members and other interested parties.  One of those, from...
June 25, 2013 - 4:10pm
This morning, the Public Policy Forum released its annual report on property values and property taxes in southeast Wisconsin.   The report’s primary objective is to measure trends in property values – one of the region’s most critical...
August 11, 2011 - 8:00am
The Public Policy Forum's annual analysis of property values and property taxes in the seven-county southeast Wisconsin region - released this morning - finds that the amount of gross property taxes levied by local governments, school districts,...
July 18, 2011 - 8:00am
By: Anonymous
As the Public Policy Forum’s 2010-2011 Norman N. Gill Civic Engagement Fellow, I have completed my year-long project that analyzed how local governments raise revenue. The report, The tools in Milwaukee's revenue toolbox, stems from a 2009 Forum...
April 12, 2011 - 8:20am
In the weeks since release of the governor's proposed 2011-13 state budget, much has been spoken and written about the potential impacts of cuts in state aids on local government budgets and services. Yet, while much of the discussion has focused on...
January 10, 2011 - 8:30am
By: Anonymous
As the Public Policy Forum’s 2010-2011 Norman N. Gill Civic Engagement Fellow, I am honored to be working on a year-long project that will examine how municipal governments in Wisconsin raise and spend their tax dollars. Over the next five months, I...

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