Republicans Unveil Local Government Funding Plan

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Republicans Unveil Local Government Funding Plan

April 29, 2023 - 16:49
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On Thursday, Republicans unveiled a local government funding plan at press conferences across the state. The proposal devotes 20% of state sales tax revenues to local governments or approximately $1.5 billion. Every local government will see at least a 10% increase in their shared revenue.

More than $500 million in new money will go towards innovation and public safety. Here's the breakdown:

  • $300 million Innovation Fund to encourage efficiencies, cost savings, and consolidation
  • $227 million for law enforcement, fire, EMS, public works, and transportation


  • Three-year pilot program
  • The state will provide a financial incentive if local governments come together and provide a service more efficiently
  • Allows local units of government who contract with private or non-profit entities to provide services and recognize savings to qualify for innovation fund payments


  • Triples funding for existing grants to local governments to upgrade their 911 systems
  • Provides significant increases for EMS providers to go towards ambulances, equipment, and durable medical supplies
  • Doubles the state reimbursement funds for officer training costs
  • Ensures law enforcement services are maintained and not subject to cut

This is the single largest investment in local governments in the history of Wisconsin!

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Republicans spend money in ways that are responsible and common sense because it is the people's money.

Democrats hand it out like candy at a parade, because it is the government's money! We are fortunate that the state has a majority of people who value hard-earned money,

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