The plan from Assembly Republicans to send more money to local governments in Wisconsin comes with strings.
Republican lawmakers yesterday unveiled a plan to send as much as a half-billion dollars to local governments. About half would come from an increase in shared revenue, the rest would come from an innovation fund designed to get local governments to share things like police and fire services. The proposal dedicates almost all of the new money to public safety, like police, fire, and EMS. The plan also comes with spending restrictions, particularly for Milwaukee. But the proposal has a ways to go. Republicans in the State Senate yesterday said the shared revenue plan is still a work in progress. Democrats at the Capitol say the plan needs