Taxes Category Archive

  • Proposed State Study Could Lead to Mileage Tracking Devices in Cars

    Executive Director Analiese Eicher of One Wisconsin Now said the proposal was a test to see how Republicans might vote on it.

    WQOQ-TV, 06/14/2019
  • Republicans Protect Special State Tax Loopholes at Request of Big Business Lobby

    In this budget, the GOP protected state tax loopholes for big business benefactors, and the rest of us are the ones paying for it.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/13/2019
  • Other Views: Let’s Curb State Manufacturing Tax Credit

    One Wisconsin Now showed that, in the four years between 2013 and 2016, Kimberly-Clark paid a grand total of $1 in state income taxes.

    Janesville Gazette, 02/15/2019
  • Republicans Discover the Middle Class

    As research by the liberal group One Wisconsin Now has found, “Vos’ financial disclosures reveal his personal wealth...

    Urban Milwaukee, 02/14/2019
  • Robin “Boss” Vos to Wisconsin Middle Class: ‘Pay For Your Own Tax Savings’

    Robin Vos is suggesting cutting funds available for priorities like education, health care, roads instead of closing a tax loophole.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/08/2019
  • One Wisconsin Now Statements on Scott Walker Latest Corporate Welfare Scheme

    Kimberly-Clark has had $1 in Wisconsin state net tax burden the last four years available. Now Gov. Walker is calling for the passage of a giveaway.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/14/2018
  • State to Expand Collections of Online Sales Tax Oct. 1

    Gov. Scott Walker’s administration plans to expand collection of taxes for online purchases by Oct. 1 as permitted by a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. How it will do so — and...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 07/04/2018
  • DOR Receives Nearly 560K Child Tax Rebate Claims

    The state Department of Revenue has received nearly 560,000 claims for Gov. Scott Walker’s $100 per-child tax credit. The deadline for filing a claim was 11:59 p.m. Monday. According to a posting...

    WITI-TV, 07/03/2018
  • Wisconsin to Begin Collecting Online Sales Taxes Oct. 1

    Gov. Scott Walker’s administration will begin collecting online sales tax revenue Oct. 1. The collection will generate an additional $90 million in revenue over the next year, and $120 million the following...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/03/2018
  • Some Republicans Propose Using Sales Tax Money for New Tax Cuts

    A U.S. Supreme Court ruling making it easier to collect online sales taxes could yield billions of dollars for state and local governments — if they decide to keep it. Rather than...

    Statesboro Herald, 07/02/2018
  • Analysis: Wisconsin Could Get $120 Million From Internet Sales Taxes

    A new analysis shows Wisconsin could rake in an additional $90 million in internet sales taxes this fiscal year if lawmakers decide to start collection this fall. The U.S. Supreme Court last...

    WBAY-TV, 07/02/2018
  • Walker: Overall Tax to Stay Flat, Even With Online Sales Tax Increase

    Wisconsin might start collecting sales tax for online purchases. But Gov. Scott Walker said any tax increase would be offset by tax cuts somewhere else. Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled...

    WJFW-TV, 06/29/2018
  • What You Need to Know As the Deadline for Wisconsin’s $100-per-child Tax Rebate Hits

    “It’s a short-term attempt at a headline,” said Joanna Beilman-Dulin, research director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 06/28/2018
  • Wisconsin Sales Tax Holiday Bill Appears Dead and Entire Tax Cut Bill at Risk of Impasse

    A Wisconsin sales tax holiday appears all but dead in the state Senate and an impasse between GOP lawmakers is putting the entire tax cut bill at risk… GOP Gov. Scott Walker...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/26/2018
  • Scott Walker Floats Gas Tax Increase As Means to Get Federal Road Funding

    Gov. Scott Walker reopened Thursday the possibility of raising the state’s gas tax to pay the state’s share of a proposed $1.5 trillion federal infrastructure package… “We’re willing to invest to obtain...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 02/02/2018
  • Walker Says Tax Change Will Be $2,508 Cut for Typical Family

    "It's the unfairness of the plan that is the flaw," said Scot Ross, director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now.

    Associated Press, 12/27/2017
  • Deduction Targeted by GOP Used by Tax Filers in Most States

    One Wisconsin Now says repealing the deduction would have “the net effect of a massive property tax increase for Wisconsin homeowners.”

    Associated Press, 11/19/2017
  • Trump-Ryan-Republican Tax Plan Axes Federal Deduction for Student Loan Borrowers

    A smorgasbord of tax giveaways to the wealthiest and corporations unveiled today by the GOP in D.C. eliminates a tax deduction for student loan borrowers.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/02/2017
  • DNR Magazine Saved, Walker to Get Property Tax Cut

    Handing Gov. Scott Walker a victory as a prepares for a likely re-election bid next year, Republican leaders of the Legislature’s budget-writing committee said Wednesday they will go along with his $180...

    Associated Press, 05/31/2017
  • Walker Defends Plan to End State Property Tax

    Gov. Scott Walker is defending provisions in the state budget that would end the state’s portion of the property tax.Walker said during an interview the “Jerry Bader Show on WTAQ radio in...

    Associated Press, 05/26/2017
  • Scott Walker Tweeted a Threat to Veto the State Budget, Perplexing Republicans Who Control the Legislature

    Gov. Scott Walker, in another sign of escalating tension with fellow Republicans who control the Legislature, vowed Monday to take the unprecedented step of vetoing the entire $76 billion state budget if...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 05/23/2017
  • Foresters Push Back As Walker Pushes Property Tax Cuts

    Gov. Scott Walker is making an aggressive push to eliminate the state’s portion of property tax bills in the 2017-19 state budget, but his proposal is getting resistance from forestry groups across...

    WPR, 05/19/2017
  • Kooyenga Hopeful That Scott Walker and State Senators Will Buy in to State Transportation Plan

    After rejecting Gov. Scott Walker’s transportation budget, state Rep. Dale Kooyenga, R-Brookfield, and Assembly Republicans put forward a new plan to fund state transportation last Thursday. It includes applying sales tax to...

    Capital Times, 05/07/2017
  • Gov. Scott Walker Pans Increase in Gas Taxes for Wisconsin

    Gov. Scott Walker has rejected the heart of a GOP roads plan, saying it amounted to a net tax increase on fuel of more than $400 million over two years. Assembly Republicans...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/07/2017
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Doesn’t Support Assembly GOP Gas Tax Changes

    Assembly Republicans’ plan to pay for Wisconsin roads by applying the sales tax to gas has run into a roadblock in Gov. Scott Walker. The GOP governor and Assembly Republicans have been...

    St. Paul Pioneer Press, 05/06/2017
  • Assembly Republicans May Propose New Sales Tax On Gas

    An Assembly Republican alternative to Gov. Scott Walker’s funding plan for roads may include a new sales tax on gasoline along with cuts to income taxes as part of an overreaching tax...

    Associated Press, 05/02/2017
  • GOP Plan Would Hike Wisconsin Taxes on Gas, Slash Income Taxes and Borrowing

    Wisconsin would hike taxes on gasoline and slash income taxes and borrowing for roads, under a proposal being discussed privately by top Assembly Republicans. The sweeping plan by Rep. Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield)...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/02/2017
  • Donald Trump Releases All One Page of His Plan on Taxes

    It won’t be long before people figure out they’re scheming to tilt the system even more in favor of the wealthiest and big corporations.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/26/2017
  • Gov. Scott Walker Open to Raising Vehicle Registration Fees

    Gov. Scott Walker remains opposed to raising the gas tax, but he’s not shutting the door on higher vehicle registration fees. Walker tells WKOW-TV in an interview Thursday that “there might be...

    WITI-TV, 04/21/2017
  • Despicable Duey: Legislator Exploiting Loopholes to Cut His Own Taxes Wants To Hike Property Taxes on People Voting to Support Their Public Schools

    State Sen. Duey Stroebel is pushing a property tax increase on communities that approve referenda to support their local public schools.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/31/2017
  • Assembly Speaker Slams Scott Walker for Changing Position on Gas tax

    Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Thursday slammed Gov. Scott Walker for changing his position on a possible gas tax increase in the state budget and called the transportation secretary’s position on the...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/31/2017
  • Tax Changes Hit Unemployed Homeowners, Benefit Parents With 1 Child

    Meanwhile, unemployed homeowners, state park enthusiasts, and manufacturers who pay taxes in other states would pay higher taxes and fees. Walker’s budget proposal for the two years starting July 1 cuts taxes...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/11/2017
  • Scott Walker Tax Cut Would Save 70 Percent of Tax Filers $44 This Year

    Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to reduce the lowest income tax rate would save 70 percent of tax filers an average of $44 this year, according to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau. The impact...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/09/2017
  • Gov. Walker to Propose Increase in Tax Credit He Had Previously cut

    Gov. Scott Walker is reversing course on a key tax credit for the working poor, proposing to raise incomes for more than 130,000 state families by returning the more than $20 million...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/01/2017
  • Robin Vos: Increasing Gas Taxes Unlikely

    Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos conceded Wednesday that gas taxes “probably” aren’t going to be increased to pay for road improvements, given Gov. Scott Walker’s opposition to that approach… The biggest budget...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 01/19/2017
  • Group That Backed Upping Gas Tax Rips Democrat for Same View

    "WMC is attacking a Democrat for supporting the same policy that they do, and that his opponent does," said Scot Ross of liberal group One Wisconsin Now.

    Associated Press, 10/10/2016
  • Republicans in Wisconsin Butting Heads Over Gas Tax

    A Republican lawmaker in Wisconsin is proposing the state raise its gasoline tax or levy tolls on state highways to avoid a $940 million transportation revenue gap over the next two years,...

    The Bond Buyer, 07/28/2016
  • Sweeping Manufacturing and Ag Tax Credit Reaches Full Force

    “Walker’s slashed public education and higher education funds… to pay for these trickle down policies,” said Scot Ross, One Wisconsin Now.

    Capital Times, 05/16/2016
  • The Agenda: Green Bay Strip Club Scrutinized

    Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill on Nov. 30 rebating millions of dollars in excess Lambeau Field stadium tax revenue to Brown County communities. Green Bay’s finance committee will resume a discussion...

    Green Bay Press-Gazette, 12/07/2015
  • Report: Property Taxes, Rates Drop in Southeastern Wisconsin

    Republicans have repeatedly cut general fund support to K-12 schools and the UW System to pay for tax breaks disproportionately benefiting the wealthy and corporations.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 09/03/2015
  • Tax and Spin: Most Families in Wisconsin, It Turns Out, Would Save on Taxes by Moving to Minnesota

    As a result, Wisconsin’s high property tax essentially wipes out any savings most taxpayers would see due to the lower income, sales and excise taxes compared to Minnesota. In fact, the only...

    MinnPost, 08/17/2015
  • Guest View: Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Is No Model to Follow

    People who read Gov. Scott Walker’s recent column deserve to know the truth about his record on the economy. Tax cuts for corporation do not create jobs. Education creates jobs, which creates customers for small businesses.

    Holmen Courier-Life, 06/11/2015
  • Scott Walker’s Record on Budgets

    As governor, Scott Walker’s approach has been to reward the wealthy and corporations with tax cuts, both in the budget and through special legislation.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/09/2015
  • Walker Weakened Department of Revenue’s Ability to Go After Tax cheats

    Additionally, the governor slowed the progress made in 2010 by the Department of Revenue in collecting delinquent taxes. In 2010, the Department collected $193 million in delinquent taxes, a $40 million increase...

    Department of Administration, 06/05/2015
  • Walker Budget Skips Debt Payments to Make Up for Walker’s Tax Cuts

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, facing a $283 million deficit that needs to be closed by the end of June, will skip more than $100 million in debt payments to balance the books...

    Bloomberg, 02/18/2015
  • Scott Walker Polling Voters on Presidential Run

    Walker’s campaign is polling voters on his planned presidential run, asking favorability questions about various Republican and Democratic candidates, including fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/19/2014
  • Walker Ad Can’t Hide Failing Record on Higher Ed, Student Loan Debt

    In a deceptive new ad, the flailing campaign of Gov. Scott Walker is trying to whitewash his disastrous record on student loan debt and higher education.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/20/2014
  • Walker’s ‘Work Problem’ Is His Problem

    Gov. Scott Walker got everything he wanted from the Republican-controlled legislature for nearly four years and we are dead last in jobs in the Midwest.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/13/2014