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Study shows locals may need to choose between road repairs and police

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Wisconsin's local governments may someday have to choose between police and fixing potholes, unless the state changes the way those governments are funded.

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That's according to new study by Milwaukee's Public Policy Forum, which says cities are running out of ways to pay their bills and it blames state restrictions.

The study looked at Milwaukee's finances, but Policy Forum president Rob Henken said every local government in Wisconsin faces the same problems.

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