The Joint Finance Committee rejected a string of steps Gov. Tony Evers wanted to take to ease property tax limits on counties and municipalities.
But the committee agreed to give them a little bit of relief for the costs they incur managing storm water.
Currently, municipalities have to reduce their levies for any fees they collect to cover the costs of services that they had previously paid for through property taxes in 2013. The list includes garbage collection, fire protection, snow plowing, street sweeping and storm water management.
Evers wanted to repeal that and create an exclusion to s...