Harry Potter and the City Council Chambers

Our friends at the MacIver Institute in Wisconsin have a new video out on local government budgets and the temptation to spend taxpayer money on questionable “economic development” projects and tourist events like the town of Edgerton’s Harry Potter Festival.

In the end the town Edgerton declined to spend $200,000 to pay for amenities for the festival, and the organizers were free to continue hosting on their own dime.