Majority Leader Fitzgerald Reacts to New Revenue Numbers, Plans to Move Ahead with Property Tax Cut Proposal
[Madison, WI] — On Thursday, the nonpartisan Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau announced that Wisconsin’s ending balance is projected to be over $600 million. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald released the following statement in reaction to the projected surplus:
“Republicans held the line last summer against Governor Evers’ liberal agenda during the budget debate. We have protected our conservative reforms and supported responsible budgets in the face of tax-and-spend liberals. We are determined to protect our state’s economic prosperity for the next generation.
“Once again, Wisconsin’s budget has run a massive surplus. After money has been set aside in the rainy day fund, the Legislature should prioritize giving that money back to Wisconsin families in the form of a property tax cut. I will continue to work on the scope of the proposal in the coming weeks so that we can address the issue before adjourning in March.
“During the last decade, Republicans turned budget deficits into a budget surplus. We have invested in priorities like schools, health care, and roads. Our rainy day fund will sit at over $1 billion. With another surplus this year, we should return some of that money to the working people in our state.”
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) represents the 13th Senate District, which covers portions of Dodge, Jefferson, Waukesha, Washington, Dane, and Columbia counties.