Schmitt: Green Bay wheel tax not dead yet

GREEN BAY – A new tax to help repair the city’s crumbling streets could still be in play even after a divided City Council rejected the idea last month, Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt says. Although a majority of the City Council rejected using a wheel tax to fund street work in a 7-5 vote in August, Schmitt hopes he can flip some dissenters during budget talks in the coming months. The mayor plans to increase spending on roads in next year’s budget. To pay for that, Schmitt said, the City Council will have to either approve a revenue source such as the wheel tax, cut services or raise property taxes.

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Source: Green Bay Press Gazette

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