The state has partnered with the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association to produce and distribute brief radio address once a week. Audio files and a written transcript of this radio address can be accessed on http://www.wi-broadcasters.org and http://walker.wi.gov/section.asp?linkid=1761&locid=177. To download an mp3 file you can visit http://walker.wi.gov/section.asp?linkid=1761&locid=177, right click the radio address link and click “save link as.”
Here is the transcript from this Thursday’s radio address, which is titled Protecting Property Taxpayers:
A young couple sent me an interesting letter for the holidays. Inside was a picture I took with them at a return home celebration when he came back from Iraq.
Along with the photo, they sent a gift card with a note explaining that the amount on the card was equal to the savings on their property tax bill this year. Needless to say, we passed the gift on to several local charities.
This gesture reinforced our efforts to hold the line on property taxes.
In addition to this couple, many other people have contacted me with good news about their bills not going up. From farmers to urban workers; from young families to seniors on fixed incomes - many people are seeing their property taxes go down because of our reforms.
These reforms laid the foundation for success in Wisconsin. Now is the time to work together to continue to move our state forward.