Wall told the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities convention that some tough decisions will be made in the provincial budget next week.
He later said local economic development should be locally funded.
That would suggest a funding cut to more than a dozen development programs.
Wall says the best way for the government to support municipalities is to have a competitive tax structure, to deal with infrastructure issues and to promote the province.
Association president Dave Marit says he'll wait to see what kind of change is in the budget before commenting on any impact.