Milwaukee Mayor Johnson presses lawmakers to allow Common Council, not voters, to decide sales tax increase

Photo by Michelle Stocker, The Capital Times
Photo by Michelle Stocker, The Capital Times

Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson argued the Common Council should vote on the proposed 2 percent sales tax bump in the GOP shared revenue bill rather than sending the question to voters in a referendum.

Johnson, who has largely praised the measure for providing his city more funds and moving things in the right direction, wouldn't say if he's going to push the guv to sign the bill. But he said...

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