Assistant Majority Leader Leah Vukmir
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Vukmir supports Senate GOP budget

"Our constituents sent us here to hold the line on taxes. This budget does that and more."

By - Jul 18th, 2017 11:59 am

MADISON, Wis. — Senate Assistant Majority Leader Leah Vukmir, R–Brookfield, Thursday announced her support for the newly released Senate Republican budget proposal:

“Our constituents sent us here to hold the line on taxes. This budget does that and more. Not only are we eliminating the state property tax, but we are also abolishing the personal property tax, which will give much needed relief to small businesses and startups.

“Senate Republicans have also taken a hard look at how to manage Wisconsin’s transportation budget without any increased taxes. The much-needed repeal of prevailing wage in the state will save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, and we will continue implementing recommendations from the DOT audit to ensure tax dollars are spent in the most efficient way.”

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2 thoughts on “Vukmir supports Senate GOP budget”

  1. Call Bunk on Leah says:

    “The much-needed repeal of prevailing wage in the state will save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. . . .”

    ‘Contracts that should be going to Wisconsin companies are now being given away to out-of-state companies from Florida, Kentucky and Missouri. Research indicates that the amount of construction work that would be leaked to neighboring states would cost Wisconsin 6,700 jobs and $40 million in tax revenue, and reduce economic activity in the state by $1.1 billion. For every dollar of construction value that is completed by an out-of-state contractor, economic activity would decrease by $2.26 in Wisconsin.’ — a professor of economics at Marquette University

  2. Barbara Richards says:

    When we chose to “hold the line on taxes” we make a choice to support those with resources and opportunity over those who have neither. This is injustice. Those tax dollars could go to people who did not have the built in benefits of being born into the right family at the right time in the right place. Until those able to pay taxes realize their dollars are not based just on hard work but on position we will have injustice. -a tax payer, retired public school teacher, and a Christian…WWJD?

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