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PODCAST: Breaking down Wisconsin's big shared revenue reform bill

PODCAST: Breaking down Wisconsin's big shared revenue reform bill

It's a whole lot more than just a simple funding increase. And there's a whole lot happening as the sausage gets made. Dan Shafer and Phil Rocco break it all down.

The Recombobulation Area is a six-time TEN-TIME Milwaukee Press Club award-winning weekly opinion column and online publication written and published by veteran Milwaukee journalist Dan Shafer. Learn more about it here.

The Wisconsin State Capitol. Getty Images.

One of the most important pieces of legislation impacting Milwaukee and Wisconsin is currently working its way through the Capitol in Madison. That is the bill on shared revenue and the relationship between state government and local government in Wisconsin. The bill introduced by Assembly Republicans is big and messy and complicated and approaches change to the state’s broken shared revenue system very differently than what Gov. Tony Evers proposed as part of his budget earlier this year. 

At The Recombobulation Area, we’ve been working on learning more about this bill and what it would mean, and Marquette professor Phil Rocco has now written three installments of a series breaking down the bill and how things would change for local communities across Wisconsin. He joins us today on the podcast.

But if you missed those, read them here.

Dan Shafer is a journalist from Milwaukee who writes and publishes The Recombobulation Area. He previously worked at Seattle Magazine, Seattle Business Magazine, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine, and BizTimes Milwaukee. He’s also written for The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Heartland Signal, Belt Magazine, WisPolitics, and Milwaukee Record. He’s won 17 Milwaukee Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards. He’s on Twitter at @DanRShafer.


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