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6/17/2017 7:28:00 AM
Fully fund the property tax repeal

To the Editor:

I understand that legislative efforts to repeal Wisconsin's personal property tax are gaining momentum in the State Legislature. I'm writing to ask that you please make sure any repeal of the personal property include a full, 100 percent backfill for lost revenue to local governments. The state must fully reimburse local governments for the long-term in order to avoid a tax shift to homeowners and other property taxpayers. Moreover, the annual state aid payments should include a growth factor. A fixed payment will not hold local governments harmless over time. The legislation under consideration should provide for at least inflationary growth in the personal property tax reimbursement payments.

Thank you for your consideration.



Sincerely,

Valerie Foley

City of Rhinelander Clerk





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