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Cuts to Shared Revenue Have Mixed Effects

Gov. Jim Doyle will ask local government to take a seven percent cut in shared revenue to help the state eliminate a $3.2 billion budget deficit.

In Marathon County, seven percent cut in shared revenue is $455,000. Compared to a total budget of $114 million, the cut to shared revenue is pretty small.

County Administrator Mort McBain says the county already has a list of what programs can be cut to make up for the shortfall.

In Weston, they won't need a list. Village Administrator Dean Zuleger says seven percent for them is only $106,000.

The village expects an extra $184,000 in added tax revenue for next year, which means the Village will still make money for next year.


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