Tuesday, March 22

Another Thing You Will Find On Your Ballot

You might be surprised to find the following on your ballot when you slide behind the curtain to cast your vote:

# Should the State of Wisconsin, not the county taxpayer, pay for the cost of the state mandated court system?

# Should the State of Wisconsin, not the county taxpayer, pay for the cost of state mandated human services?


This is the work of counties who are feeling the heat over property taxes and are now trying to push the cost of the court system and human services onto the state.

It's a bad idea. The counties should know better.

It all comes down to state vs. local control. It is well known that control always follows the money. Since the local counties foot the bill they have more control, a more local control which is more responsive and responsible to the people. Let the state pay for these responsibilities and we will sacrifice our local control to Madison.

Realistically this ballot initiative is nothing more than a skewed poll. It enacts no law, and yet most people will pass it since they can't see why the state shouldn't pay for what it ask the counties to do. Start saying good-bye to more of your local control.

JS Online has more.

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