(The Center Square) – Madison Republicans want to give back some of Wisconsin’s federal incentive to taxpayers.
Congregation spokesman Robin Vos on Tuesday proposed that $ 1 billion of the $ 3.2 billion state discretionary budget be used for property tax relief.
“Wisconsin taxpayers have been hardest hit by the pandemic. This is their money and they can spend it better than the government, ”Vos said of his plan. “This proposal calls for $ 1 billion to get a 10% tax refund, which will be paid by owners nationwide.”
The rest of the money would be used to expand broadband, particularly in rural parts of the state, as well as for long-term care facilities in Wisconsin.
“45 percent of the 6,598 COVID deaths in Wisconsin were in long-term care facilities. However, Governor Evers sent them less than 10% of his discretionary funding under the CARES Act, “Vos explained.” These facilities have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and we have to face residents and staff as well as the difficult year they went through have, acknowledge. ”
There is no chance that Vos will receive his property tax break.
The Republican-controlled legislature passed legislation earlier this month to give lawmakers a say in how the state uses stimulus money. But Gov Evers vetoed that plan this week.
“We know lawmakers pushed the governor to fix unemployment and the failure of the early vaccine rollout so that things get better,” added Vos. “Now we have to open up the economy and make sure the funds are distributed wisely.”