Today’s highly interesting read (10/23/18): School referendum scams in WI led by building contractors’ cozy relationship with school districts

From the “You won’t read this in the local paper or hear about it from your local school board” Department.

The MacIver Institute commits a flagrant act of journalism.

But with a record $1.4 billion in school referenda spending on next month’s ballot, to say that contractors don’t have a dog in the fight sounds disingenuous at best…to plenty of taxpayers fatigued by the endless flow of school spending ballot questions.

Despite contractor assertions to the contrary, the referendum rush is replete with transparency troubles. Taxpayers are too often left in the dark about total costs of referenda, and the funding doesn’t always go to the items noted on the ballot questions.

Only by some miracle from heaven has my community, Franklin, been spared from an obscenely expensive referendum.

Read the MacIver Institute report here.

One thought on “Today’s highly interesting read (10/23/18): School referendum scams in WI led by building contractors’ cozy relationship with school districts

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