While the federal government has officially “re-opened” to face its own fiscal issues, Wisconsin, under Governor Scott Walker’s leadership, has been “Open for Business” for some time, addressing budgetary needs and continuing to work with legislators on both sides of the aisle.
Today the Wisconsin State Assembly is expected to pass a $100-million property tax cut, which will reduce the average homeowner’s property taxes by $13 this year and $20 next year.
The bill has encountered wide support from both Republicans and Democrats; passing the Wisconsin State Senate with a bipartisan vote of 28-5. The proposal also includes an estimated increase of $100 million in funds to school districts across the state over the next two years
The tax cut proposal was announced last week. Walker noted, “The taxpayers of the state helped us create the surplus, it’s only right that we draw down their property taxes.”
These recent reforms show that Scott Walker is serious about positive economic reforms in Wisconsin, further highlighting the leadership Republican governors are showing in the states, a stark contrast to leadership in Washington.