With a shortage of skilled, knowledgeable workers and an unprecedented wave of staff departures, local governments are finding it increasingly difficult to plan for staff transitions. Annual quit rates in the public sector workforce have increased from 6.1% in 2010 to 11.7% in 2020.
The Expenditure Restraint Program (ERP) provides aid to Wisconsin communities that limit their spending growth. The ERP payment is in addition to the shared revenue payments made under the county and municipal aid program. How does Act 12 impact it?
Minnesota’s complex property tax system was revisited in the last legislative session with the goal of making affordable housing more affordable and reducing property tax burdens for homeowners and farmers.
In the world of finance, it’s common to hear the phrase “a dollar today is worth more than a dollar tomorrow.” If you want one dollar at a certain time in the future, you will need some fraction of that dollar today…
Given that market conditions have increased the likelihood of earning arbitrage, we’ve shifted our gaze to also include the debt side of the formula, most specifically with longer-duration construction projects (think school buildings, public works and treatment facilities, administrative buildings, etc).
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