The cost Wisconsin’s cities incur from maintaining and serving state facilities have steadily climbed since the mid-1980s. But, for the past ten years, reimbursements on those costs from the state government have remained the same, according to a new report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum.
The result is an ever-increasing financial burden on cities, forcing them to shoulder service costs for the state’s buildings. That impact is especially high in Madison — which, as the state capitol, has a disproportionately high number of state facilities to maintain.
For more, WORT Producer Jonah Chester spoke with Mark Sommerhauser, a policy researcher with the Wisconsin Policy Forum.
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