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The Wisconsin Department of Revenue is working on draft legislation that would require the state's 72 counties to take over responsibility for the assessment process. Currently 1,851 cities, villages and townships handle their own property assessments.


"Wisconsin is really the last state with so many municipalities doing their own assessments," said Stephanie Marquis, communications director for the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (WDOR).

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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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