Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Speak up now: 4K vote next Tuesday

4-K, Elmbrook, TAXES

If you don't want the Elmbrook School District to implement a permanent 4K program, you better contact the board soon, or forever hold your peace. The board will vote on this next week Tuesday, Nov. 27.

Be sure to mention that adopting a 5 year Sunset Clause (the program would be discontinued after 5 years) is not a solution either.  For one thing, rarely does the sun ever set on any government program--the only two I can think of are the CCC and WPA. The vast majority of government programs expand in scope: think Social Security, Income Tax, Medicare, and for a more local flavor, Badger Care.

The five year Sunset option is no solution. It would still cost the taxpayers just as much each year and given that we don't have adequate facilities now, the 5 year plan could create the need for expensive additions. 

Don't just be the Silent Majority. The Board needs to hear from you! 

Contact the board--especially Patrick Murphy, by phone, in person, or letter and Glen Allgaier.

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