For Immediate Release Contact: Rep. Paul Tittl
April 15th, 2019 (608) 266-0315
Rep. Tittl Joins Assembly Republicans on Tax Day to Champion Tax Relief
Fighting to Protect Your Money
Madison: Representative Paul Tittl (R-Manitowoc) joined Assembly Republicans in Green Bay today to highlight the importance easing the tax burden on Wisconsin families.
“When we send in our tax returns on April 15th, we notice the amount of taxes taken from our paychecks every year, said Rep. Tittl. “As legislators, it’s our job on the other days of the year to see what we can do to ease the burden for hardworking families and individuals throughout the state.
In recent years Republican legislators have passed tax saving measures to lessen the taxpayer burden. As a result, for the years 2011-2021 the Legislative Fiscal Bureau projects $12.6 billion in savings from reductions in property, income, franchise and economic development, and general fund taxes.
“Those savings are extraordinarily important for people across the state,” said Rep. Tittl. “This is real money going into peoples’ pockets. It extends throughout our local economies.”
Some of the savings are from property tax cuts the legislature has made in recent years. As a result, taxes on the average home were lower in 2018 than they were in 2010 (after rising 27% in the decade before 2010).
Even so, Rep. Tittl says we need to do more. “A local senior citizen told me how he may have to move out of the house he has lived in for more than 30 years, because he can’t afford the property taxes,” said Rep. Tittl. “He depends solely on his $900 a month Social Security check, and a third of it goes to pay his property taxes.”
Republicans held three other Tax Day press conferences across the state today in Madison, Milwaukee, Wausau, and Eau Claire.
Those joining Rep. Tittl in Green Bay included Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna), John Macco (R-Ledgeview), Dave Murphy (R-Greenville), Shae Sortwell (R-Two Rivers), David Steffen (R-Green Bay), and Gary Tauchen (R-Bonduel), as well as Chip McDonald, Vice President of Operations, McDonald Lumber Company.