RedState | Milwaukee Loses Millions As Government Buildings Sit Empty

Published on: May 10, 2016

RedState goes into detail and uses WILL’s reports on empty school buildings to explain how the taxpayers are losing when Milwaukee and MPS stall and hoarde buildings.

A report from the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) lists a number of ways that MPS had been stonewalling the sale of its buildings: “local administrative policies that ban sales of facilities to certain non-MPS schools, the failure of MPS to keep a public list of what buildings are empty and underutilized, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s insistence of charging a ‘school choice tax’ as a condition on selling or leasing empty buildings, and the creation of last-minute ‘deals’ done solely to thwart the sale of facilities to schools in the choice program.”

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