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October 10, 2013
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Grothman Applauds Walker for Being Property Tax King
Today, Glenn Grothman enthusiastically supported Governor Walker’s proposal to
hold down school property taxes.
“Given what Wisconsin taxpayers are
used to, one would not have believed it would be possible that property taxes on
an average house will go down FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW.
Wisconsin’s Economy continues to outperform expectations, and sales and income
tax collections were greater than expected, the idea of having property taxes
drop on an average house for the third year in a row is brilliant. As someone
who watched property taxes spiral out of control for decades, this will come as
a welcome shock to Wisconsin taxpayers.
“It is important to remember that
this is not some reckless short term gimmick. The most recent addition to
Wisconsin’s rainy day fund brings us to $280 million – this is five time more
than the previous high of $57 million in 2007. And remember, income taxes in
the recently passed budget also fell by 4%.”
1) Property taxes on an
average Wisconsin house are down for the third year in a row.
2) Income tax
reduction of 4%.
3) Rainy day fund increased to five times the all-time
Congratulations Governor Walker and Wisconsin Legislature for
multi-tasking at its best.