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Watch out: Bills that could cost you

Empower Wisconsin | Jan. 23, 2020

By Bill Osmulski, MacIver News Service

MADISON — On one hand, Republican state lawmakers want to use the state’s anticipated revenue surplus to provide some local property tax relief. On the other, several bills are working their way through the Capitol that could have the opposite effect.

This week, the Assembly passed SB 291/AB 310 that would clear the way for local governments to start having referendums to increase local property taxes. It now goes to the Senate.

On Tuesday, the Senate passed SB 437/ AB 473.  The bill will raise property taxes in the Freedom Area School District because it is a “low spending district,” even though voters just rejected higher property taxes there in a referendum last year. It now goes to the Assembly.

Read more about the five bills that could raise property taxes at MacIverInstitute.com. 

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