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Worst Use Of Taxpayer Dollars Last Year

1st Place: Scott Walker’s salary

2nd Place: Jail/courthouse expansion

3rd Place: Tax breaks to big business

As you might imagine, this category can get a bit heated. We all love to have our (generally useless) say in how our tax dollars should and shouldn’t be spent. For the most part, this poll is supposed to be about LOCAL topics, and we always ask that voters keep that in mind when participating. But in some categories you tend to see state and national topics creep in. Thus is the case with Worst Use of Taxpayer Dollars going to “Scott Walker’s Salary.” Frustration over state politics in general was not hard to find this year, regardless of which side you were on. The only specifically local issue cracking the top three was the Eau Claire County Jail and Courthouse expansion. Unfortunately for those voters, not even an 11th hour plea can help them now, as the project is well on its way to completion. And yet another non-specific political jab was “Tax Breaks to Big Business” appearing third on the list. — NM

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