Construction up locally, but counties must tighten their belts
Construction has slowed in Pierce and St. Croix counties and that means a slower growth in real estate tax revenues for both counties.
According to numbers released by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue Friday, new construction has raised St. Croix County's tax base by 4.974 percent. That compares to an increase of 6.645 percent last year.
New construction has raised Pierce County tax base by 3.366 percent, compared to 3.411 percent last year.