Cities, towns, and counties in Wisconsin that take money away from their police departments would get less money from the state under a new plan headed out of the state Senate.
Lawmakers OK’d the plan, Senate Bill 119, on a party-line vote, 20-12.
The proposal imposes a dollar-for-dollar cut in state aid for every dollar that local governments take away from law enforcement. Any money that is withheld by the state would then be reinvested into cities, towns, and counties that spend more on their police departments.Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) is the plan’s author. He said the message is simple: Local […]
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