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Trickle down from state to counties, cities, villages, towns and schools could be significant given the economic situation that exists.
Soon-to-be-Governor Walker faces significant budget shortfalls. That means there will need to be cuts in order to present a balanced budget. That means there will be reductions and those likely will be broad-based reductions.
Germantown is already awaiting what could be some cuts although those wouldn’t likely impact until the next biennium beginning in July, 2011. The cuts, if they materialize, will be piled on top of already endured cuts that forced staff reductions in the village.
The bleak outlook might explain why there isn’t more interest in the open trustee seats than has been displayed to now.
What would you think of cutting if you were in the position to need to do so? Would each department be expected to shoulder its share of the reduction load? Would some departments be spared while others were hit harder? If so, which would be spared and which would be hit harder?
Would you think about increasing local taxes? At what point can cuts no longer be endured?
These are tough questions with no easy answers.