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1406, 29 Dec 20

Massive Property Tax Increase in Milwaukee

And they voted for it.

Across Milwaukee’s 15 aldermanic districts, the average assessment increased 9.14% from 2019, according to the Assessor’s Office.


Milwaukee residents also voted overwhelmingly in April in support of additional spending by Milwaukee Public Schools, and taxpayers are seeing the bill for the first time.


The school district can now exceed its state-imposed revenue limits by $87 million a year beginning in the 2023-24 school year, but it is ramping up to that sum by starting with $57 million in the 2020-21 school year.


The extra spending approved in the April referendum meant the school portion of city residents’ property tax bills increased by $1.60, from $9.58 to $11.18, for each $1,000 of home value — or about $240 a year on a home assessed at the median sale price of around $150,000.


1406, 29 December 2020


  1. Tuerqas

    And in the town of Raymond on the So Milwaukee border, our property taxes went down this year…

  2. Mar

    Wow, looking at the property taxes in Milwaukee from a different article, Milwaukee must be all mansions on several acres of land, on waterfront property, compared to Arizona’s tax rate.

  3. dad29

    Remember Miller Lite?

    Here’s the new version: “More Taxes!!” Less Cops!!!’

  4. Kevin Scheunemann

    Milwaukee is a cesspool of bad governance.

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