STATE CAPITOL – October 16, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Following the State Senate’s approval of Special Session Senate Bill 1, legislation that would provide a total of $100 million in property tax relief, Senator Joe Leibham (R-Sheboygan) offered the following statement:
“Thanks to the continued prudent fiscal management of our state budget and our ongoing effort to bring more jobs and businesses to Wisconsin, I was proud to help lead an effort with Governor Scott Walker to provide $100 million in property tax relief for the homeowners in our state while putting an additional $153.2 million into our state’s rainy day fund. This initiative continues my effort to provide meaningful tax relief to the hard-working citizens of our state while investing sustainable levels of funding for key government services.
In our budget, I supported efforts to reduce everyone’s state income tax rate over the next two years, and today, we furthered our tax relief efforts by reducing property taxes in our state.
Property ownership is a great right for all Americans and government taxes should not be the obstacle to accomplishing this goal or the reason why a family has to sell their home. The property tax relief bill passed today will reduce taxes and encourage property ownership.”