RedState | Milwaukee Loses Millions As Government Buildings Sit Empty

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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