consolidation

Politics & Government
10:15 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Local Governments Consider Consolidation Options

The operations room at Waukesha County Communications
Credit Mark Felix / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley explores why some municipalities are considering consolidating their services.

Across the country, cities and counties are running out places to turn for cash. Residents complain that taxes are too high but then wince at cuts to services. In southeast Wisconsin and elsewhere, leaders are turning to a third option: consolidation of services or of whole communities. While it can save millions, some critics say autonomy is more important.

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