We Eliminated the State Property Tax

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We Eliminated the State Property Tax

E Update - Property Tax Bill

This year, in our 2017-19 state budget, we eliminated the state portion of the property tax. Now, all Wisconsin taxpayers will see a big zero for the state portion on their property tax bill from 2017 on!

As promised, property taxes will be lower in 2018 than when we took office in 2010, adding up to nearly $3,000 in savings for a typical household. In fact, property taxes as a percentage of personal income are now at their lowest since World War II.

But this goes beyond numbers and statistics: this property tax relief benefits real people.

Young couples are better able to afford their first house and achieve the American Dream. Families have more room to breathe in their monthly budgets, and can save more to send their kids to college. Senior citizens on a fixed income have more wiggle room for enjoying their golden years. Business owners can use their extra money to reinvest in their growth, create new jobs, and expand our economy.

We believe you know how to spend your hard-earned money better than the government does. That’s why, throughout Wisconsin, our property tax relief is putting more money in the pockets of hardworking taxpayers, so we can work together to make our state a better place to live and work.

PS: Tag us in a picture of your property tax bill showing the $0.00/-100% for the State of Wisconsin on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram – we love to see real change for real people!

Saving Lives, Creating Jobs, and Removing Barriers to Work

E Update - Mining for America

Earlier this week, I signed three bills into law expanding access to EpiPens to save lives and keep our communities safe, eliminating the “mining moratorium” to bring family-supporting mining jobs to the Northland, and removing barriers to work for nurses working across state lines.

Expanding Access to EpiPens. When someone suffers a severe allergic reaction, they need medical attention immediately: every second counts. That’s why I proudly signed “Dillon’s Law” in Mishicot High School, allowing trained individuals to carry lifesaving EpiPens to be used in emergencies. “Dillon’s Law” is named after Dillon Mueller, an 18-year-old Mishicot boy who tragically passed away in 2014 from anaphylactic shock caused by a bee sting. Dillon’s parents, Angel and George, attended the bill signing and were instrumental in making this bill a reality, and I thank them for their work on this potentially lifesaving reform.

Mining for America. Mining is a critical component in Wisconsin’s history and identity; the miner is even on our state’s seal. With this new bill, we’re paying tribute to Wisconsin’s roots while creating new family-supporting mining jobs and driving economic growth to the rural Northland, all without compromising our environmental standards and our rich natural resources.

Removing Barriers to Work. We’ve entered Wisconsin into the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact, making it easier for nurses to practice lifesaving medicine across state lines without the regulatory hassle of acquiring new licenses. This applies to digital and telehealth services too, so people in rural areas with less access to optimum healthcare services have more opportunities to get the care they need.

Honoring Wisconsin’s Fallen Heroes

E Update - Fallen Heroes

Over the weekend, I had the honor to host Wisconsin Gold Star families for a reception commemorating our veterans and service members who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation’s freedoms.

It’s important to remember, each and every day, that freedom is not free: it’s paid for by the voluntary hard work and selflessness of our men and women in uniform.

While our words of gratitude alone will never be enough to repay their sacrifice, we can attempt to live their example in our own lives by giving more of ourselves to others and to better our communities. In doing so, we honor their service and their sacrifice and make the world a better place for generations to come.

We enjoy sharing all the great news about our state with you. It is an honor to serve as your Governor and represent the people of Wisconsin.


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