WI Lawmakers Look to Loosen Spending

WI Lawmakers Look to Loosen Spending

Democrats at the Wisconsin Capitol want to roll back the spending restrictions included in the state’s new shared revenue agreement.

Lawmakers agreed in the state budget to share more state sales tax money with local governments. In exchange, Republicans put limits on how local governments can spend that money. Yesterday, a group of Democrats said those restrictions are hurting cities, towns, villages, and counties. The Democrats want to keep the money, end the spending restrictions, and allow local governments to do more like ban gas-powered cars, invest more in apartment complexes, and give local public health managers more power to close businesses like they did during the coronavirus outbreak.

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