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.
Tax Foundation – October 9, 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.
Local Option Municipal Sales Tax:
A “Win-Win” Alternative?
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.
Case Study Binghamton, NY from Restoring Prosperity, August 2009 Newsletter
From the Lincoln Institute:
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.
Survey Results of Local Government Awareness & Readiness to Prepare Energy Plans
Energy Independent Communities Pilot Planning Projects:
First Quarter Survey Results
Second Quarter Survey Results