County Supervisor Anthony Staskunas Opposes $60 Wheel Tax
"It is regressive, it's much higher than other wheel taxes around the state, and it is an extreme burden on those with multiple vehicles."
“I am opposed to the proposed $60 wheel tax. It is regressive, it’s much higher than other wheel taxes around the state, and it is an extreme burden on those with multiple vehicles.
“Because it is a flat tax a vehicle registration fee is regressive, meaning that it will be most difficult for Milwaukee County’s struggling workers and low income families to afford this tax.
“A $60 wheel tax for Milwaukee County is also disproportionately high when compared to other cities and counties across Wisconsin, and is out of balance with what other communities are asked to pay.
“For individuals and families who have multiple vehicles, they don’t just pay the wheel tax once – they have to pay for every vehicle they own, so this is a big hit for people who have three or four vehicles or motorcycles.”
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