From my friend in Wisconsin.
Gov. Scott Walker has done what no other governor has attempted, he took on the deeply entrenched teachers union and won big. He stood his ground when the teachers took over the capital in Madison. He stood his ground when the teachers attempted to recall him and other legislators and won big. It has been so succesful that now some school districts such as Kenosha, WI have decertified the teachers union because there weren't enough members. School districts across the state were able to redo their budgets and those that were in the red are now having a suplus. The teachers found that when there was no longer compulsory union dues they liked having the extra money to spend on their families.
When Obama shut down the federal parks, etc in the state he again stood up and kept them open.
Shortly after taking office he was able to get Concealed Carry passed with the Castle Doctrine after 10+ years of attempts signed into law.
3 years ago Wisconsin was a bright blue state and had been for decades. In 2010 Ron Johnson took on entrenched democrat Feingold and won big.
And now he wants a tax cut because a state that was in the red 3 years ago now has a $100 million surplus.
If this can happen in Wisconsin it could happen in PA.
From: Candace Dainty <[address removed]>
Date: Oct 11,[masked]:29:17 PM
Subject: Fwd: Press Release: Grothman Applauds Walker for Being Property Tax King
To: Judy Brown <[address removed]>
Here you go.
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Subject: Press Release: Grothman Applauds Walker for Being Property Tax King
Date: October 10,[masked]:32:19 PM CDT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 10, 2013
For further information, please contact:
Glenn Grothman - (608)[masked]
Grothman Applauds Walker for Being Property Tax King
Madison: Today, Glenn Grothman enthusiastically supported Governor Walker’s proposal to hold down school property taxes.
“Given what Wisconsin taxpayers are used to, one would not have believed it would be possible that property taxes on an average house will go down FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW.
“As Wisconsin’s Economy continues to outperform expectations, and sales and income tax collections were greater than expected, the idea of having property taxes drop on an average house for the third year in a row is brilliant. As someone who watched property taxes spiral out of control for decades, this will come as a welcome shock to Wisconsin taxpayers.
“It is important to remember that this is not some reckless short term gimmick. The most recent addition to Wisconsin’s rainy day fund brings us to $280 million – this is five time more than the previous high of $57 million in 2007. And remember, income taxes in the recently passed budget also fell by 4%.”
1) Property taxes on an average Wisconsin house are down for the third year in a row.
2) Income tax reduction of 4%.
3) Rainy day fund increased to five times the all-time high.
Congratulations Governor Walker and Wisconsin Legislature for multi-tasking at its best.