State Sen. Melissa Agard
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.”

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