JFC nixes state aid increase to munis after pulling Evers plan to relax property tax caps

The Joint Finance Committee rejected Gov. Tony Evers’ call to give municipalities a $15.1 million boost in state aid during the second year of the budget.
The guv wanted to give each community a 2 percent increase in state aid after cuts over the past 15 years left county and municipal aids 20.7 percent lower in 2019 than in 2003.
But Republicans rejected a Dem motion to embrace the plan, leaving current law in place. Funding would remain at $763.1 million annually.
The committee’s first motion of the day also pulled out Evers’ proposal to allow local governments to increase their property tax...

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