The Local Government Institute of Wisconsin, Inc. will collaborate with others to find solutions for the efficient delivery and funding of local government services consistent with the needs of our citizens.

3rd Quarter Meeting September 23, 2009

Presentations from the 3rd Quarter Energy Independent Communities meeting are now posted here.

Report Highlights Sources of State Revenue

Tax Foundation – October 9, 2009

2009 Local Government Between A Rock and a Hard Place

Milwaukee Sentinel, September 26, 2009

Rock, hard places and no give at all

Wisconsin's method of financing local government is unsustainable. The coming train wreck will gut services and diminish quality of life.


Posted: Sept. 26, 2009

"Between a Rock and a Hard Place" is the title of the nonpartisan Public Policy Forum's recently released report on the City of Milwaukee's fiscal condition. Coincidentally, it is also the title Wisconsin Counties magazine chose for a package of articles on the 2010 budget prospects for county governments in its August issue.

Reducing Hours Increases Efficiency in Atlanta

From Governing Magazine

Where Less is More Efficient

Atlanta's four-day workweek has unexpected results.

Local Option Sales Tax

Local Option Municipal Sales Tax:
A “Win-Win” Alternative?

UW Extension Local Government Center Performance Measurement Manual

The Local Government Center (LGC) at University of Wisconsin Extension is working on the second edition to their publication Performance Measurement, Benchmarking and Outcome-Based Budgeting For Wisconsin Local Government.  In putting together this second edition, the Local Government Center is developing a better set of benchmarks and indices.  They will be working with 20 local units of government (counties, cities, villages and towns) which have agreed to participate in a pilot program to test the new measures developed by the Local Government Center.

Build on Economic Strengths: Enhance Connectivity Between Regions


Case Study Binghamton, NY from Restoring Prosperity, August 2009 Newsletter

Revenue Instruments for Local Government

From the Lincoln Institute:

Local Government Budgets - The Long View

As another budget season looms for Wisconsin local governments, we are prepared for just how hard a season it will be.  With deflation in home values, the recession eroding incomes, and struggles with massive state budget deficits, we know this will be a very difficult budget season indeed.

2009 LGI Contracts With Baker Tilly For Research

July 21, 2009
Contact: Gary Becker, Executive Director
(608)831-1662, e-mail
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