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This week on #LocalGovMatters Gwyn talks with Rob Henken, President of the Wisconsin Policy Forum about their recent report Dollars and Sense, Is it time for a new municipal financing framework in Wisconsin?
In the opening portion of the podcast, Rob explains how the Wisconsin Policy Forum came into existence (A merger between the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance and the Public Policy Forum)
In the second section of the podcast – Rob and Gwyn dig into the Dollars and Sense report. The report looks at the property taxation levels in Wisconsin. It articulates how Wisconsin came to be dependent on the property tax, how efforts have been made to control property tax increases, and how those efforts have impacted Wisconsin communities.
In the last part of the podcast, Rob reacts to some of the reaction to the report, including a statement by the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, and a column by Mike Theo, CEO of the Wisconsin REALTORS Association.