October 18, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Rep. Jeff Mursau (888) 534-0036 http://Mursau.Assembly.Wisconsin.Gov
Madison … Wisconsin Assembly Representative Jeff Mursau (R – Crivitz) voted on Thursday to send $100 million back to Wisconsin property taxpayers. Wisconsin took in an unexpected extra $80 million for a total $760 million surplus in fiscal year 2012-13 that ended on June 30th. The state will deposit an extra $153 million into its rainy day fund, as well.
“The 36th Assembly District’s schools will get an additional $850,000 over the next two years,” Mursau said. “By increasing State aid, local school boards won’t have to increase their property tax levy as much.”
Mursau credited the unplanned surplus to the change in leadership in State government since 2011. In addition to a recovering national economy, Wisconsin has reformed how it taxes people, how it spends taxpayer money and how it regulates business.
“Wisconsin has come a long way since 2010,” Mursau said. “The days of unwanted, unnecessary tax increases and regulatory micromanagement are over and taxpayers are starting to reap the benefits.”