Wed, 2 August 2017
Public Policy Forum President Rob Henken will present his organization's recently-released report on the City of Milwaukee's revenue structure. The report – entitled On the Money? – finds sharp distinctions between Milwaukee and similar-sized cities when it comes to financing the workings of their city governments. That finding and a deeper review of four of Milwaukee's peers suggest that changes to the City's revenue structure should be considered to ensure better reliability, balance, and equity. Henken will present the Forum's modeling of different revenue frameworks and discuss what they would mean to taxpayers and City finances.