LA CROSSE, Wis. - The La Crosse City Council approved a new budget without a tax increase.
The council passed the budget during a reconsideration meeting Tuesday night.
Mayor Matt Harter had threatend to veto because of a $50,000 tax increase and says that money should be taken from the city's reserve fund instead. The council approved an amendment that takes the money from the reserve fund.
"It's a good budget, like I said, a lot of compromise came to pass, it keeps the tax rate flat for the taxpayers here in La Crosse and I think it sends a strong message to them that their common council is working hard for them," said Mayor Harter.
The mayor says the change is more of a symbolic gesture since it saves the average taxpayer about two dollars.
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