Report: School taxes to increase $78.7M this year

Linda Kellogg Library at the Aldo Leopold Elementary School, in Madison, on Thursday, October 8, 2015. PHOTO BY MICHELLE STOCKER
Linda Kellogg Library at the Aldo Leopold Elementary School, in Madison, on Thursday, October 8, 2015. PHOTO BY MICHELLE STOCKER

Property owners will pay $78.7 million more in school taxes this year, even though the state budget signed last summer aimed to drive down the annual bills.

The Wisconsin Policy Forum cited the hundreds of school referendum that have passed since the 2021-23 budget was signed as one reason for the 1.5 percent increase in property taxes statewide to $5.48 billion

The group noted the increase is relatively modest when considering several factors, including the rate of inflation.

Still, the Legislative Fiscal Bureau in a June 2021 memo projected that school levies would fall by 2.6 perc...

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