Todd Berry http://wxpr.org en Tax Watchdog Group Criticizes Transportation Fund Borrowing http://wxpr.org/post/tax-watchdog-group-criticizes-transportation-fund-borrowing <P>New state budget plans to borrow almost $1 billion to pay for proposed transportation programs is sending a fiscal warning.</P> <P>The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance President Todd Berry says borrowing to pay for transportation projects accounts for 16 percent of road revenues compared to 6 percent ten years ago. Sat, 06 Jul 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Ken Krall 4613 at http://wxpr.org Tax Watchdog Group Criticizes Transportation Fund Borrowing Local Governments Have Less Money http://wxpr.org/post/local-governments-have-less-money <p>After a surge in the 1990's, revenues for county and municipal governments have fallen to levels of 20 years ago.</p><p>Some results of the study by the non-profit Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance is told by WTA President Todd Berry...</p><blockquote><p><i><u>"....county revenues were growing by about eight percent in the early '90's. After 2005, they've been averaging just 1.5 percent. We found similar patterns for municipalities with their revenue growth...slowing to under three percent..."</u></i></p> Tue, 14 May 2013 22:16:25 +0000 Ken Krall 2186 at http://wxpr.org