Tell Committee to Reinstate the Estate Tax

State Senator Mark Miller today announced a public hearing by the Senate Committee on Finance, which he chairs. The public hearing will take place in Milwaukee at 10 am on Wednesday, March 19 on the University of Wisconsin ‘€“ Milwaukee campus. The goal is to get input from the public on the governor’€™s budget adjustment bill as amended by the State Assembly.

The state faces serious budgetary issues and any proposed solutions should include the input of the public. Earlier this year, One Wisconsin Now delivered a petition of 2,500 signatures to legislators asking that they reinstate the Estate Tax to help bridge the budgetary gap. The Estate Tax in Wisconsin ended at the beginning of the year, allowing the children of Wisconsin’€™s wealthiest families to use a massive tax loophole while the state struggles with a difficult budget. We should not be looking for ways to cut important services to the most vulnerable while handing tax giveaways to the children of great privilege

Please consider attending the public hearing in Milwaukee. Tell the committee to reinstate the Estate Tax to help bridge the budgetary gap that we face.

If you plan on going:

Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Student Union Theater University of Wisconsin ‘€“ Milwaukee       2200 East Kenwood Blvd Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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