1st Annual State of Wisconsin's Cities & Villages Report

The inaugural edition of “The State of Wisconsin’s Cities and Villages” is a combination of data analysis and local government survey information prepared for the League of Wisconsin Municipalities by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX).

“This report is the first annual review of the health of cities and villages statewide. Policymakers at the local level and at the state level will benefit from this ongoing update,” said Jerry Deschane, Executive Director, League of Wisconsin Municipalities.

“What is particularly useful and groundbreaking to the public and elected officials about our study for the League is its attempt to go beyond dollars and cents and inputs and outputs to measuring changes in actual service delivery and quality,” said WISTAX President Todd A. Berry. 

2016 State of Wisconsin's Cities & Villages

Media Coverage: 

The Journal Times covers the report.

Wisconsin Public Radio interviews Jerry Deschane.  New Report Outlines Challenges

WisconsinEye Newsmakers Interview:  Steve Walters interviews Jerry Deschane and Todd Berry, Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. 

The Wheeler Report WisTAX Releases State of Wisconsin's Cities and Villages Report.  Gwyn Guenther interviews Jerry Deschane.  

The Chippewa Herald features the study details.

Wisconsin State Journal Study: Smaller villages struggling more than bigger cities with economic recovery

Central Time WI Public Radio New Report Outlines Challenges Facing Wisconsin Municipalities

The Janesville Gazette Editorial Board uses the study's findings in their editorial Our Views: Act 10's big winner: taxpayers