La Crosse Mayor Peeved About Legislature Meddling in Home Rule
Just when municipalities in Wisconsin had figured out a new revenue stream, state lawmakers appear on the brink of taking it away. The state legislature's budget writing committee has agreed to a measure that would force local governments to cut property taxes by the same amount they raise fees. More micromanaging from Madison, complains La Crosse mayor Tim Kabat
Other measures that resemble meddling, says Kabat; getting rid of residency requirements and giving utility companies more say in public works projects.