Hands on Wisconsin: Taxpayers can only afford essential services -- like golf

Hands on Wisconsin: Taxpayers can only afford essential services -- like golf

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MY VIEW | PHIL HANDS

The Madison Public School District wants to hold another referendum to raise more than $300 million for school improvements. Many taxpayers are wary of yet another referendum.

At the same time, people seem ready to shell out millions of taxpayer dollars to maintain the city's public golf courses.    

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