Without wheel tax, options include closing fire station, laying off police

Without approval of a $40 wheel tax, the city of Madison is considering closing a fire station, layoffs and ending programs in order to balance the budget.

A key piece of Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway’s proposed budget is the wheel tax, formally known as a vehicle registration fee, which would fund a variety of transportation projects in the city. Funding transportation would free up tax revenue for other portions of the budget.

The Finance Committee on Monday delayed a vote on approval of the wheel tax and willtake up the proposal again Thursday.

To read more go to WKOW: https://wkow.com/news/2019/10/09/without-wheel-tax-options-include-closing-a-fire-station-laying-off-police/

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