Arts & Culture
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Fri March 14, 2014

Food for Thought: Ways Milwaukee Might Fund Its Cultural Amenities

Milwaukee Public Museum
Credit Mark Danielson, Flickr
Rob Henken shares the report's findings with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

Some Milwaukee County arts and entertainment properties need a major influx of cash. The Public Policy Forum shares strategies other communities have adopted.

Among them: a temporary sale tax hike to pay for capital improvements, a regional sales tax and a tiered funding mechanism.

Forum President Rob Henken says, "First, Milwaukee might want to consider two overriding policy issues. Are residents satisfied with the way they fund local government - through the property tax and, should the county be responsible for cultural assets?"