State Rep. Melissa Sargent
Press Release

Progressive Tax Reform Plan Helps Middle Class Wisconsinites

Legislative progressives are putting money back in the pockets of hardworking families

By - Mar 2nd, 2017 11:21 am

(MADISON) – Today Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) and many other progressive leaders in the Wisconsin State Legislature announced a tax reform proposal to help working class families across Wisconsin.

“Hardworking people in Wisconsin deserve a raise, and progressives are working to build an economy that works for all of us, not just the top 1%. Nearly two-thirds of the persons affected by our proposal make between $25,000 and $60,000 a year—this legislation prioritizes everyday people, not wealthy millionaires.

“Wisconsinites who work hard and play by the rules should have a fighting chance. This is common-sense tax reform puts money back in the pockets of hardworking families. It’s an extra couple hundred bucks here and there really makes a difference for people in our state—that’s a bit of extra money going right back into our local economies whether its buying new shoes for our kids, investing in our family-owned businesses, or just being able to pay the bills on time.

“It’s important for people across Wisconsin to know that we’re listening. We know a strong middle class builds a strong economy, and it is long past time for us to level the playing field for Wisconsin families.”

Press Releases by State Rep. Melissa Sargent

State Rep. Melissa Sargent

Sober Housing Legislation Helps Address Addiction Epidemic

Rep. Sargent introduces bill to support and expand access to sober living residences in Wisconsin

State Rep. Melissa Sargent

DNR Audit Underlines Consequences of Starving State Government

DNR underfunding, understaffing causing lack of enforcement, accountability

State Rep. Melissa Sargent

GOP Continues Six-Year War on Wisconsin Workers

GOP’s bill banning project labor agreements hurts hardworking Wisconsinites

State Rep. Melissa Sargent

Water in six Madison schools have higher lead levels than national standard

Rep. Sargent: Statement on Reports of High Lead Content in Local Schools

State Rep. Melissa Sargent

Lack of Urgency, Transparency in Sexual Assault Kit Testing Necessitates Audit

Representative Sargent requests an official audit of the DOJ’s sexual assault kit backlog and testing policies and procedures

State Rep. Melissa Sargent

Rep. Sargent: Statement on the Republican Plan to Increase the EITC

Republicans Take Credit for Putting Out Fires They Started

See More Releases

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *