Board takes stand against TABOR
St. Croix County Board members voted last week to oppose proposals that would amend the state constitution to add formulas to limit annual spending increases for all levels of state government.
Finance Committee Chairman Ralph Swenson said the resolution offered by the Wisconsin Counties Association and adopted by the St. Croix County Board, makes four main points:
A TABOR amendment would be fully debated in public before a vote, said Supervisor Chuck Struemke, River Falls, who objected to the county resolution.
If the state waits until all the requirements in the resolution are met, a Wisconsin TABOR will never be adopted, said Struemke. He said the fully funded mandate requirement would also guarantee there will be no TABOR.
The resolution was adopted on a voice vote.
For other business, please see page 10A of the May 27 Star-Observer.