April 28, 2023
By Lane Kimble
Counties and municipalities across Wisconsin could tap into an additional $227 million to fix roads, improve infrastructure, and shore up community services under a new plan.
Wisconsin Republicans unveiled their Shared Revenue proposal Thursday.
The plan would take one penny from the state’s 5-percent sales tax and dedicate it to a segregated fund. Local governments would receive various amounts based on a new formula that would benefit smaller communities on a percentage basis, according to WisPolitics.com.
WisPolitics reports $50 million of the new money would go to counties. The rest would be divided between cities, towns, and villages.
State Rep. Tony Kurtz (R-Wonewoc) says all municipalities would receive at least 10 percent more from the state than what they’re currently getting.
The plan includes certain provisions state Democrats may push back on, but a spokesperson confirmed to WisPolitics that Gov. Tony Evers has met with Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Leader Devin LeMahieu about the proposal.
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