Study Says Property Tax Levies Increaded Over Decade

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Municipal property tax levies in Wisconsin's largest communities rose faster than average personal income over the last decade.

And the tax levies didn't keep pace with rising property values.

The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says property tax levies in the 220 largest communities increased nearly 70 percent from 1991 to 2002 -- or an average of about five and a-half percent annually.

Property values rose 94 percent in the same time frame or about seven percent each year.

Personal income over that same period rose 64 percent, an average of five percent annually.

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