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2026, 17 Dec 19

Wisconsin Property Taxes Rising Faster than Inflation and Wages

The government beast is insatiable.

Property taxes levied by Wisconsin school districts have increased by the highest rate in a decade, driven in part by changes in the state budget and school district referendums.

A report by the nonpartisan Wisconsin Policy Forum shows school districts across the state have levied $5.21 billion in property taxes in bills sent out this month, a 4.5% increase over the $4.99 billion they levied last year.

The year-over-year increase is the largest since a 6% increase in 2009. Property taxes are the largest state or local tax in Wisconsin, and local governments and school districts rely heavily on them to fund basic services such as education, fire departments and police.


2026, 17 December 2019


  1. dad29

    Well, it’s not greed!!  It’s armed robbery.

    Makes you feel better, no?

  2. Kevin Scheunemann

    School districts are out of control.

  3. jjf

    Yeah, don’t consider blaming the WisGOP Legislature, whatever you do.

  4. Mar

    So, jjf, what did the GOP legislatures do which Evers had nothing to with?

  5. jjf

    Mar, how is school funding related to what the Legislature has done in the last decade or two?  I didn’t say anything about Evers.

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