Friday, March 18, 2011
Fort Atkinson City Manager Sees 'Pain and Suffering' in Governor's Budget
'Pain and suffering' in Fort budget. (Daily Jefferson County Union, 3/16/2011)
Excerpt: Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget cuts place the burden of paying for necessary services onto local governments, Fort Atkinson's city manager said.
"There will be a lot of pain and suffering, but the taxpayer isn't going to be seeing anything (from the budget reductions), City Manager John Wilmet told the Fort Atkinson City Council when it met Tuesday night. "We're just bailing the state out of its deficit."
Wilmet updated the council on how the governor's budget-repair bill and proposed biennial budget are expected to affect city employees and services. He started with the budget-repair bill, which essentially paves the way for the two-year budget that would take effect July 1.