Green Bay hopes to include more money for policing while holding the 2014 tax rate at the 2013 level. Mayor Jim Schmitt's budget proposal aims to add six more patrol officers and give most city employees 2 percent raises.
Many of the Green Bay area's larger communities plan to increase spending in 2014, but are proposing little or no increase in local property tax bills.
New construction has grown the tax base in the city of Green Bay, the village of Howard and some other municipalities, officials said. That enables an increase in total tax collections without a corresponding increase in individual tax bills.
Budget proposals in Howard and Green Bay include more money for policing. Brown County proposes a pay increase for workers, and additional investment in capital projects. ...