Statement on Release of Senate Republican Budget Proposal

MADISON – On Tuesday, State Senator Frank Lasee (R-De Pere), issued the following statement about the release of the State Senate Republican Budget Proposal:

“I am proud to have worked with my State Senate Republican colleagues to come up with a budget proposal that cuts taxes, increases funding for local roads, and puts more state money into K-12 schools all while keeping Wisconsin’s fiscal house in order. 

The proposal announced today eliminates three burdensome taxes that will result in real savings for Wisconsinites.  Eliminating the Personal Property Tax, Forestry Mill Tax, and Alternative Minimum Tax will allow for taxpayers to keep more of their own hard-earned money while reducing the layer of government assigned to overseeing those taxing programs.” 

“The legislature, along with Governor Walker, have passed three responsible budgets that have helped turned Wisconsin economy around.  The 2017-2019 will be the fourth Republican budget in a row that provides real tax relief, invests in Wisconsin’s infrastructure and growth, and funds state government at a sensible and responsible level.  The hard-work is paying dividends and the taxpayers of Wisconsin will reap the rewards. 

Remembering everyone wants what’s best for Wisconsin and its citizens gives me hope that the best 2017-19 state budget possible will be the product of everyone’s hard work.” Lasee said.