Wisconsin municipalities rely on property taxes far more than most other states, a report finds

Wisconsin’s municipalities rely on property taxes at nearly twice the rate as their counterparts in other states on average, according to a new report.

Municipalities in the Badger State got about 42 percent of their revenue from property taxes — well above the national average of about 23 percent, according to the study being released Thursday by the nonpartisan Wisconsin Policy Forum.

Wisconsin ranks seventh in the nation for its reliance on property taxes for funding municipalities...


Ken Notes: I like cause and effect taxes - property tax for public safety and infrastructure - income taxes for jobs and education - gas taxes for transit - utility taxes for utilities... Alas politicians would never stand for a public knowing where the money is coming from and how it is being spent...

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