Madison – Rep. Amy Binsfeld (R-Sheboygan) was proud to vote yes on legislation aiding local governments.
“After listening to constituents and meeting with local officials to find a consensus, we are making historic investments in local government.” Rep. Binsfeld said. “The legislation focuses on innovation and public safety – directing funds to help our rural communities, suburbs, and cities
meet the financial challenges of the next decade.”
The legislation voted on today is the largest increase in state history for shared revenue, with every local government in the Assembly District 27 seeing at least a 15% increase in shared revenue. The new money will be allocated towards important reforms to improve the way local government operates. If local governments come together and provide a service more efficiently the state will provide a financial incentive to encourage efficiencies, cost savings, and consolidation. Additionally, a portion of funds will be allocated to support law enforcement, fire, EMS, public works, and transportation.
“Working with our local governments is vital,” said Rep Binsfeld, “Today, we are taking steps to keep our communities safe, ensuring local services will be properly maintained and not subject to cuts.”
The bill now heads to the state Senate for consideration.