The Village of Bethalto now officially opposes Governor Bruce Rauner’s plan to cut funding to municipalities. Rauner has proposed massive cuts to the state budget as he tries to fix the state’s financial quagmire. One of those ways is by reducing the amount of income tax revenue that comes back to local units of government.
Bethalto Mayor Alan Winslow tells The Big Z in Bethalto’s case that would amount to a $471,000 hit to the budget each year.
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Winslow says he can empathize with the governor’s position, but feels the cuts should be at the state level, leaving municipalities funding alone.