"I've either balanced every budget or we turned back a surplus."
Many cooks in this tax stew
Says Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is responsible for the roughly $7,800 "I pay in property taxes per year."
"When I was growing up as a kid in the city of Milwaukee, if we averaged 4 homicides a year in the entire city that was a record number."
His measuring stick drops a main driver of costs: Fringe benefits
Says he’s "never asked for more" than inflationary budget increases in his 10 budgets as Milwaukee County sheriff
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