Gov. Scott Walker
Press Release

No State Property Tax for First Time Since 1931: Governor Walker Highlights Property Tax Relief in Eau Claire

The 2017-19 state budget eliminates the state portion of the Wisconsin property tax bill.

By - Dec 13th, 2017 05:02 pm

EAU CLAIRE – Governor Scott Walker today visited Eau Claire, where he highlighted the elimination of the state portion of the property tax and other property tax reforms which together ensure property taxes will remain lower in 2018 than they were in 2010. Governor Walker’s property tax reforms cumulatively result in nearly $3,000 in savings for the typical household when compared to the trend before he assumed office.

“We’ve cut property taxes on the typical home so they will be lower in 2018 than when we took office in 2010,” said Governor Walker. “This tax relief benefits families, seniors, taxpayers, and businesses across the state and lets Wisconsinites do more with their money. Our property tax cuts are helping make Wisconsin a more attractive place to live, work, and grow a business.”

One of Governor Walker’s top priorities in office has been to cut taxes for the people of Wisconsin, and a cumulative $8 billion in total tax cuts have been enacted since 2010. The 2017-19 state budget eliminates the state portion of the Wisconsin property tax bill. As a result, Wisconsin’s property tax burden, as a percentage of personal income, is now at its lowest point since the end of World War II.

Mentioned in This Press Release


Recent Press Releases by Gov. Scott Walker

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff Honoring Master Sergeant Jonathan Dunbar

Governor Scott Walker ordered flags to half-staff on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff as a Mark of Respect for Captain Christopher Truman of the Lake Mills Fire Department

Captain Truman died on December 31, 2018, while selflessly assisting a driver of a crashed vehicle on Highway 12 near the Yahara River Bridge in Monona, Wisconsin.

Governor Walker Appoints St. Croix County Judge and Ashland County District Attorney

Governor Scott Walker today appointed Attorney Scott J. Nordstrand to serve as a judge on the St. Croix County Circuit Court and Attorney David Meany to the position of Ashland County District Attorney.

Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us