County Executive Chris Abele
Press Release

Abele’s Vetoes Lower Taxes $6.3 Million

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will sign vetoes today that, if upheld, will lower property taxes for every resident in Milwaukee County.

By - Nov 13th, 2012 08:30 am

MILWAUKEE Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will sign vetoes today that, if upheld, will lower property taxes for every resident in Milwaukee County.

The County Board added $3.95 million to Abele’s proposed 2013 Budget. Through his veto pen, Abele will strike that tax increase and lower taxes another $2.4 million. That’s a total cut of $6,335,542.

“In September I presented to the Board and the public a Budget that improved services, public safety and accountability without raising taxes. Unfortunately, through their amendment process in October and November, the Board raised taxes. While some of the changes the Board made are worthwhile, others unnecessarily burden taxpayers. We can do better,” Abele said. “I am asking the Board to sustain these vetoes at their meeting tomorrow.”

What: Veto Signing and Press Conference
When: Today – 3:30pm
Where: County Executive’s Office – 3rd Floor of the Courthouse

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