Whitewater held its annual organizational meeting last night, and elected Patrick Singer president for the 12th year in a row.
Under its agenda Tuesday, the council approved several resolutions “expressing support for” several issues under consideration for the state’s biennium budget. Copies of the resolutions will be sent to all of the state legislators representing the City of Whitewater, to Governor Tony Evers and to the League of Wisconsin Municipalities.
In summary, the council approved resolutions in support for shared revenue funding increases, increases in levy limit flexibility, fixing the state’s transportation funding shortfall along with increasing local transportation aids, and for closing the dark store and Walgreen’s property tax loopholes to “stop the tax shift to homeowners and small businesses by either passing SB 130/AB 146 or adopting a state budget that includes language accomplishing that goal.”
Report by Chris Welch