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Milwaukee clears 2-cent sales tax hike in bid to avoid bankruptcy

Posted on AllSides July 11th, 2023
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The sales tax in Milwaukee will go up 2 cents per dollar next year after the Common Council voted Tuesday to raise the rate as part of a bipartisan plan to avoid bankruptcy. City leaders who pushed for approval of the higher sales tax warned of looming deep cuts to core services, including police and fire protection. Opponents objected to strings attached to additional state funding, including curbing spending on diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. "The wolf is at the door," Milwaukee Alderman Robert Bauman argued in support of the...

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