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State Laws are Part of the Problem

Written By: ECJ Editorial  |  Posted: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

                It has become apparent that one of the reasons we have ordinances and rules locally is due to laws established on a state level.  This probably does not come as a surprise. A good example of this is property taxes.  They are determined and regulated by state law, therefore limiting the city of Eau Claire the latitude to do anything about it.  This also is true regarding building codes among other examples.

                This means those who are voted to represent us at the state level are responsible for these laws and need to be more accountable for this.  Add to this the increasing labyrinth of laws that keep "coming down the pike." The recent legislative session is an example.  In one sitting, our Governor signed 36 bills into law.  There were many more that he signed last month. 

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