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February 15, 2019
Discussing the Middle Class Income Tax Cut
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On Tuesday, I joined my colleagues in the Wisconsin State Assembly in passing Assembly Bill 4, the Middle Class Income Tax Cut. By using the state’s budget surplus to fund the tax cut, we put money back in the hands of Wisconsin’s middle class families, without making the tax code any more complicated or negatively affecting our businesses.

Governor Evers’ proposal caps the Manufacturing and Agriculture Credit, raising taxes by $518 million on small businesses and manufacturers. This is not a tax cut, but a tax shift that is funded by eliminating a tax credit that has created 42,000 jobs over a three year period.

I also taped an episode of "UpFront with Mike Gousha" to discuss why I believe Assembly Bill 4 provides a better path forward than the governor's proposal. I had a substantive discussion with my colleague, Rep. Daniel Riemer (D-Milwaukee) on the merits of the competing plans, and hope that you can view the episode on Sunday morning on ABC.

As always, I encourage you to follow my updates on social media or contact my office directly with your questions.  Best wishes on your weekend!


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Meeting with Governor Evers
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Recently, I was able to have a very productive meeting with Governor Evers to discuss a number of issues that are important to me and to the constituents of the 26th Assembly District.

We discussed the planned State Highway 23 expansion project, which is a tremendous priority not only because of serious safety concerns, but also because of the long-term economic impact the project will have for Sheboygan County.

Additionally, I brought up how I hoped we could continue to reduce the tax burden on middle class families. We need to continue the progress of the last eight years and make this state an attractive destination for potential employees.

Finally I stressed the importance of a statewide school choice program for the families in my district. It is important to give families the choice to decide which school is best for their child, and trust that their child will still receive a quality education.

I look forward to working with Governor Evers over the course of this session to accomplish great things for the people of Wisconsin and the 26th Assembly District.


TeenPact Visits the Capitol


This week I was able to meet with four students from Oostburg who were visiting the Capitol with the TeenPact Leadership School. This organization teaches students about the state government process, and provides hand on leadership training. I look forward to seeing what these young men accomplish in their futures. Thank you for visiting.

Listening Sessions
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We have rescheduled the two listening sessions in Sheboygan and Sheboygan Falls that were cancelled because of weather last week. I look forward to hearing from many of you about the issues impacting the 26th Assembly District. These joint listening sessions will be with Rep. Tyler Vorpagel from the 27th Assembly District and Senator Devin LeMahieu.


The times and locations are as follows:


Sheboygan Falls

February 18th, 2019

10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Sheboygan Falls Municipal Building

City Council Chambers

375 Buffalo St, Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085



February 18th, 2019

11:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m.

UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus

Wombat Room

1 University Dr, Sheboygan, WI 53081


I hope to see as many of you there as possible. If you are unable to attend, please know that you can always contact my office at 608-266-0656 or at Rep.Katsma@legis.wisconsin.gov.