September 5, 2014
Municipal Spending Decrease Demonstrates Act 10 is Working
Spending Reduction Helps Property Taxpayers Save Money
MADISON – A new study from the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance demonstrates that the collective bargaining reforms in Act 10 are working to save taxpayers money as municipal spending decreased 3 percent last year, according to WMC, Wisconsin’s chamber of commerce.
WMC President\CEO Kurt R. Bauer said:
“The 3 percent reduction in municipal spending is a reversal of a seemingly endless upward spending trajectory that our state saw after government unions were allowed to organize and collectively bargain in the late 1950s. This decrease in spending is truly historic and a testament to the fact that Act 10 is working to control government spending and put money into the pockets of Wisconsin families.”