2019-2020 AGENDA

Repeal Remaining Personal Property Tax

By eliminating Schedule C from the Statement of Personal Property, WPT alongside the Coalition to Repeal PPT made the most progress on repealing PPT than seen in a half century, saving small businesses $150 million. Now, we will turn our attention towards repealing the remainder of the tax.

Protect Use Value on Wisconsin's farmland

Wisconsin farmers continue our state's proud agriculture heritage daily through their hard work every day. Some believe farmland should be taxed at market rate, and WPT will continue to fight these proposals.

Achieve 2/3rds state funding for K-12 schools

By pushing the state to assume its 1992 commitment to fund 66% of the cost of K-12 in Wisconsin, a massive burden can be aleviated from property taxpayers statewide.

The Property Taxpayer Agenda

Policies that affect property tax, small business, farms, and home owners come in a wide range of legislation, varying both in topic and in cost. Throughout the legislative session, WPT registers and lobbies on many pieces of legislation that impact our agenda.

Taxes & Spending
  • Encourage balanced budgeting

  • Continue spending controls

  • Fully fund state-mandated programs

  • Require user fees for tax exempt properties

  • Resolve Dark Store Loophole

  • Examine Wheel Taxes

Property Rights
Regulatory Reform
  • Require just cause for entry to private property

  • Provide more transparency of property assessor information

  • Expand homeowners rights

  • Require regulation sunset

  • Support fair rules

  • Avoid duplicative environmental regulations

  • Restore Unemployment Exemptions

  • Require prior notification of audits

  • Remove barriers to work

  • Attract new talent

  • Stop energy mandates

  • Promote affordable health care

  • Expand dual enrollment

  • Prepare the workforce

  • Expand apprenticeship opportunities

  • Maintain Wisconsin Fast Forward

  • Maintain tuition freeze

  • Fund tech colleges from GPR

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