OK, it's bad enough that four of our State's top leaders are under criminal indictment for "pay to play" in the legislature.

(see --

http://www.jsonline.com/news/state/oct02/88618.asp

and

http://www.jsonline.com/news/state/oct02/88869.asp


...But I'm reviewing Tax Increment Statutes in anticipation of drafting our next Project Plan. Everyone in the State plays by the same rules except: for these two "anonymous" communities, according to Wisconsin Statutes:

3. With regard to a city that has a population of at least 10,000, was incorporated in 1875 and is located in only one county, not more than once during the 11 years after the tax incremental district is created, the planning commission may adopt an amendment to a project plan under subd. 1. to modify the district's boundaries by adding territory to the district that is contiguous to the district and that is to be served by public works or improvements that were created as part of the district's project plan. Expenditures for project costs that are incurred because of an amendment to a project plan to which this subdivision applies may be made for not more than 5 years after the date on which the local legislative body adopts a resolution amending the project plan.

4. With regard to a village that has a population of less than 10,000, was incorporated in 1914 and is located in a county that has a population of less than 25,000 and that contains a portion of the Yellow River and the Chequamegon Waters Flowage, not more than once during the 11 years after the tax incremental district is created, the planning commission may adopt an amendment to a project plan under subd. 1. to modify the district's boundaries by adding territory to the district that is contiguous to the district and that is to be served by public works or improvements that were created as part of the district's project plan. Expenditures for project costs that are incurred because of an amendment to a project plan to which this subdivision applies may be made for not more than 5 years after the date on which the local legislative body adopts a resolution amending the project plan.


And the anonymous community that fits the description of #3 is home to one of the Capitol crooks!