• WI Taxpayers Save Billions
  • National Suicide Prevention Month 

Wisconsin Taxpayers Save Billions 

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In 2011, Wisconsin was one of the ten most taxed states in the country. This week a new memo from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau shows Republicans have cut taxes by more than $13 billion since 2011.

The review looked at statutory changes that reduce a person’s tax liability. In income tax cuts alone, a typical Wisconsin family will save $2,000 over a ten year period. The current budget grows the annual tax cuts to more than $2.3 billion, which includes reductions by more than $1.2 billion in income and franchise taxes and economic development surcharges, $18 million in other general fund taxes and $1.1 billion in property taxes.

The tax burden in our state has dropped to the lowest level in nearly 50 years and our rainy day fund is at its highest level in history. I am proud to have kept my promises about keeping more money in the pockets of hard working Wisconsinites and will continue to do so.

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National Suicide Prevention Month 

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. In 2017, 918 people took their own lives in our state, over 5,000 others tried but were not successful. This is why Assembly Republicans voted to increase access and funding for mental health services in the biennial budget. In addition to this, Speaker Vos has put together the Speaker’s Task Force on Suicide Prevention, and they have released their recommendations to combat this growing problem in our state.


If you or someone you care about needs help, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text the Wisconsin HOPELINE at 741741.