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Thank you for Attending the Budget Town Halls

On March 22nd, I conducted four budget town halls across the district. Thank you to everyone that attended and provided feedback regarding the biennial budget. If you were unable to attend feel free to reply to this email or email my office at Rep.Thiesfeldt@legis.wi.gov to share your thoughts on the budget. 

Governor Evers' Budget Recommendation Briefs:

This week is the fourth edition of Governor Evers' Budget Recommendation Briefs. For the coming weeks, we will be sharing provisions included in the governor's budget recommendations to the legislature. It is the responsibility of the legislature to make changes to the budget and return it to the governor for his approval. Each brief will focus on one or two sections of the budget. This week the brief is on state tax and fee modifications.

 

State Tax and Fee Modifications Included in the Governor's 2021-23 Budget Recommendations

The nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau has determined that the Governor's budget would increase net taxes by $1,020,728,000 and would increase net fees by $17,162,700.

 

The General Fund Taxes are increasing in the following sectors:

  • Internal Revenue Code
  • Manufacturing and Agricultural Tax Credit Limitations
  • Limitation on Exclusion for Nonfarm Capital Gains
  • Limitation on Private School Tuition Deduction
  • Repeal Operating Loss Carryback
  • Dividends Received Deduction Limits
  • Repeal Sales Tax exemption for Clay Pigeons and Game Birds
  • Repeal Sales Tax Exemption for Farm0Raised Deer
  • Impose Tobacco Products Tax on Vapor Products
  • Impose Cigarette Tax on Little Cigars
  • Enterprise Zone Tax Credit Limit

Fee Increases in the Governor's budget:

  • Notary Application Fees
  • Securities and Investment Firm Fees
  • Waterfowl Stamp Fee
  • Well Construction Notification Fee
  • Weel Construction Variances Application Fee
  • Public Library System Aid
  • Library Service Contracts
  • Specific Information Sign Annual Permit Fee
  • Mail Registration Notice Fee
  • 10-year Replacement of Motor Vehicle Registration Plates and Releated Fee

Click Here for the Information from Legislative Fiscal Bureau

Wisconsin State Statute Books

My office still has one set of Wisconsin State Statute Books available. If you are interested in the old statute books from the previous legislative session please send an email to my office at Rep.Thiesfeldt@legis.wi.gov. We have ONE copy of the old statutes. This is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Campaigns & Elections Informational Hearing

On Wednesday, I participated in an informational hearing conducted by the Assembly Campaigns & Elections Committee. During the hearing, we heard from the Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Meagan Wolfe regarding the conduct in Green Bay and other matters related to the procedures of elections in Wisconsin. 

To watch the hearing click here.

Upcoming Holidays

  • Friday, April 2 – Good Friday
  • Saturday, April 3 – American Circus Day
  • Sunday, April 4 – Easter
  • Monday, April 5 – Read a Road Map Day
  • Tuesday, April 6 – National Student-Athlete Day
  • Wednesday, April 7 – National Coffee Cake Day
  • Thursday, April 8 – Zoo Lovers Day

For more fun and out-there holidays, visit checkiday.com, a website created by a former Fond du Lac resident!

Today in History - April 2
  • 1917 – Jeannette Rankin assumed office as the First Woman in the United States Congress
  • 1917 – President Wilson Requested for a Declaration of War
  • 1979 – Anthrax Poisoning killed 62 people in Russia
  • 1982– Argentina Invaded the Falklands
  • 1992– Mob boss John Gotti is Convicted of Murder