March 23, 2018

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The Week in Review

Reducing the Tax Burden and Strengthening the Economy

Hello, I’m state Representative Jessie Rodriguez.

This legislative session my colleagues and I continued our efforts to lower the tax burden in Wisconsin by reforming state government. Since 2010, our reforms have reduced the overall tax burden in Wisconsin by $8 billion allowing taxpayers to keep more of their hard earned money and we even eliminated the state portion of the property tax in the last budget.

Not only are taxes lower today than they were eight years ago, but our reforms have also led to more job creation and a stronger state economy. In fact, the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau announced in January, Wisconsin will end the biennium with a significant surplus, and this week my colleagues and I approved legislation that will put that money back in the pocket of taxpayers with a tax rebate and a sales tax holiday later this fall.

Responsible budgeting and smart reforms will help Wisconsin continue moving forward.

Thanks for tuning in and have a nice weekend.

Unemployment Reaches Record-Low in Wisconsin

This week, the Department of Workforce Development released new job numbers that show Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is now the lowest in state history at a mere 2.9 percent, well below the national average.

The numbers demonstrate our reforms are working to strengthen the economy and continue to improve the job outlook. With continued job growth and low unemployment Wisconsin continues moving forward!



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