Most people in the state are going to see an increase in their property tax, at least that part that pays for public schools

The state isn't giving schools as much direct aid this year so the balance has to be made up in property taxes.

Dale Knapp with the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says it looks like the tax levy will go up 5.4 per cent this year. School tax credits could bring that bill down some. But this year's bills will be higher than last.

It's a simple rule of state aid. Direct school aid goes up, taxes go down. But that was last year. Knapp says state aid only went up a little over 2 per cent so the rest has to be covered by property taxes.

The Alliance says numbers could change but this is a pretty good indicator where your property taxes are headed.

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