#LocalGovMatters Episode 1: Forward Analytics Director Knapp Discusses “Rethinking Revenues: A National Perspective on Funding Counties”
A new report from Forward Analytics, “Rethinking Revenues: A National Perspective on Funding Counties,” highlights some of the fiscal challenges faced by Wisconsin’s 72 counties due to a long-term shift in state spending priorities, state budget cuts, strict property tax limits, and few local revenue options — challenges that remain despite an influx of federal assistance.
Join #LocalGovMatters co-hosts, WCA Executive Director Mark O’Connell and WCA Communications Consultant Michelle Gormican Thompson, as they sit down with Forward Analytics Director Dale Knapp as they discuss the new report and what it means for both Wisconsin and the nation.
- Forward Analytics Report: “Rethinking Revenues: A National Perspective on Funding Counties”
- Capital Times Article: Report suggests Wisconsin counties need new revenue sources with drop in state aid
- Forward Analytics Website
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A special thanks to Jackie Johnson for sound editing and to Ann Marie Austin for her technical support. This episode was recorded on June 7, 2021.