Cuts to Local Governments Anything but a Surprise
After a couple of delays the long-awaited two year state budget from governor Walker should be out this week. The governor last week moved the delivery of his budget address to March first--tomorrow. La Crosse mayor Matt Harter says he doesn't know any details. But he's got a pretty good idea in general what to expect. Cuts in shared revenue and plenty of them. That's, after all, part of the message that Scott Walker campaigned on in his run for governor.
Harter has already said that he'll look at police and fire budgets for significant cost savings if the city's budget faces a shortfall from the state.