• Tax Cuts
  • Prescription Drug Costs 

Tax cut sent to Gov. Evers  

Both the Assembly and Senate have now passed a measure that would reduce taxes by $250 million; the legislation will be sent to Governor Evers, who has made comments that suggest he may veto it.

The proposal would reduce the average taxpayer’s income tax bill by $106, a $45 million cut to personal property taxes paid by businesses and use $100 million to pay down state debt. Paying down our state’s debt and reducing the tax burden for citizens and businesses both stimulate our economy in the present and provide for a financially stronger state in the future.

I hope we can continue working with Governor Evers to do what is right for our citizens.

Fighting to make Prescription Drugs Affordable 

Earlier this week I voted in favor of Assembly Bill 114, which provides greater transparency for consumers and eliminates so called “gag clauses” in state law that have prohibited pharmacists from communicating that it would be cheaper to purchase a medication with cash instead of through insurance. Most importantly, the bill prohibits the customer from paying a higher share than the cash price of the medication. The bill also states customers must be notified 60 days in advance if a medication will no longer be available so they have time to go through the grievance process without losing access to the currently prescribed drug in the meantime.

The cost of medical care in the U.S. when compared to other industrialized nations is mind boggling, and I am proud to have voted for a measure that will make medication costs more transparent in our state.