Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) announces Paul Prososki will take over as State Government Affairs Mananger.

WASHINGTON – Today, Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), the nation\’s leading taxpayer advocacy organization, announced that Paul Prososki would take over for Emily Sedgwick as the group\’s state lobbyist, and will manage health care issues as well. Prososki formerly worked as ATR\’s deputy communications director.

The position involves working with governors, legislators, and activists in all fifty states and, in keeping with ATR\’s mission statement "to oppose all tax increases," lobbying against tax hikes. ATR has had an active state program since 1995.

"With George W. Bush and taxpayer activists in control of Congress, taxpayers at the federal level are generally safe for now – but the state level is rife with tax hikers," said Grover Norquist, president of ATR in Washington, D.C. "State spending and taxes have been increasing at historic levels and it takes folks like Mr. Prososki to fight the good fight against big government."

Prososki spent three years on Capitol Hill, managing education issues for Rep. Tom Petri (R-Wisc.), the Vice-Chair of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. He played a role in the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. He was also co-founder of a small financial services firm in Chicago, focusing on the econometric modeling of obscure financial markets.

He received his B.A. in political science from Marquette University in Milwaukee, and is completing a Masters of Arts in Financial Economics from Johns Hopkins University and DePaul University. For the past year he worked as ATR\’s deputy director of communications.

"Over the next three years, when people think of state tax policy, they will think of ATR," continued Norquist, "and Prososki will be at the tip of our spear."