Critical Local Services Funding

Taxpayers and municipalities are tired of being overly reliant on property taxes to pay for their basic needs including critical local services. Reforming the broken system of funding local governments is the most impactful way to keep property taxes down while funding basic needs.

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League Press Releases & Articles 

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State Support of First Responders Graph

Background Resources

Critical Local Services Funding Presentation (PDF)

by Toni Herkert, League's 124th Annual Conference, October 20, 2022

Police, Fire, EMS

Do Wisconsin’s Local Fire and Emergency Medical Services Need Resuscitation? (PDF) 

Rob Henken, President, Wisconsin Policy Forum, The Municipality, January 2022

Net New Construction Resources from Local Government Education at UW Extension 


Advocacy Webinar - January 12

This is the moment when you can make a difference for the future of your community! Join us to wordsmith your personal "elevator speech." You can use it when talking with Legislators and your constituents about the need to fund critical local services differently and reset the partnership with the state.

Presentation (pdf)