Report: Wisconsin one of 23 states in which police are largest municipal spending category


A new report examining police funding trends finds Wisconsin is one of 23 states in which police departments and law enforcement agencies are the "foremost spending priority in municipal budgets."
But the report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum found when factoring in county and state-level spending, the proportion of budgets dedicated to police in Wisconsin comes in slightly below the national average.
"The takeaway is that Wisconsin's municipal governments appear to devote a higher proportion of their budgets to police than the national average, but this is balanced by Wisconsin's lower propo...

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