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2021-2022 WCA Legislative Agenda Released
- Posted on October 13, 2020
As we approach the 2021-2022 Wisconsin Legislative Session, counties continue to serve on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. From providing public health and emergency services to improving and maintaining critical transportation infrastructure, counties have successfully prioritized the continuity of local services for citizens and businesses alike.
Maintaining county services during this time has not been without its challenges. Rising unbudgeted public health costs, declining local revenues, and increased demands for local assistance has necessitated decisive action and innovative approaches to local budgeting and service delivery. The pandemic has also magnified the importance of Wisconsin’s historic state-county partnership.
The state of Wisconsin relies on county government to deliver critical state and local services. While this unique partnership occasionally lends itself to disputes over appropriate funding amounts and service delivery methods, the relationship has proven to be an efficient way to provide public services. As we enter this session, state and county government must continue working in partnership as families and businesses deal with the economic consequences of the worldwide pandemic.
The pages below represent the Wisconsin Counties Association’s (WCA) legislative agenda for the 2021-2022 Wisconsin Legislative Session. As the statewide voice of county government, WCA’s primary mission is to represent counties in the legislative arena. The policies proposed in this agenda reflect the challenging times we face as both a nation and a state. Enactment of items included in this agenda will help to maintain efficient government operations in both the immediate and long term.
WCA looks forward to working with Governor Evers and the Wisconsin State Legislature over the next two years to ensure our state remains a great place to work, play, and raise a family. On, Wisconsin!
See the 2021-2022 WCA Legislative Agenda Here
Please contact WCA Director of Government Affairs Kyle Christianson via email or at 866.404.2700.