Wisconsin Municipal Debt Limit Increase Amendment, Question 1 (April 1976)
- This amendment sought to modify Article XI, Section 3 of the Wisconsin Constitution to allow for an increase in municipal debt level from 5% to 10% of the state equalized valuation of the taxable property in that area.
|Question 1 (April)|
Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1977
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
"Shall section 3 of Article XI of the constitution be amended to increase the debt limit for counties, cities, towns, villages or other municipal corporations from 5% to 10% of the state equalized valuation of the taxable property located in each such district?"
[Article XI] Section 3. (1) Cities and villages organized pursuant to state law are hereby empowered, to determine their local affairs and government, subject only to this constitution and to such enactments of the legislature of state-wide concern as shall with uniformity affect every city or every village. The method of such determination shall be prescribed by the legislature.
Path to the ballot
- First Legislative Approval: AJR 58 & JR 35 (1973)
- Second Legislative Approval: AJR 6 & JR 6 (1975)
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