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Gov Walker: Protecting Property Taxpayers

Wisconsin governor delivers weekly radio address.

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.

jt January 10, 2012 at 02:39 AM
craig, i'm not going to accept that because it simply isn't true! the recall is coming, accept that.
$$andSense January 10, 2012 at 02:58 AM
Are you a municipal accountant, a local government official or some state department of administration employee that may have a clue as to what "mil rate" means, or just a self proclaimed know it all? It is the tax rate per total taxable valuation. Property values go down, so does the taxable valuation. Rather simple to understand. Act 10 impacted only a handful of employees in our community.
Bitter Clinger January 12, 2012 at 05:22 PM
What's wrong with having an adult in Madison? No more borrowing, financial gimmicks, raising taxes, stealing form the patient compensation fund and other inappropriate raids. Also, if these reforms were so bad, why did Barrett apply them in Milwaukee? It will be interesting if Barrett tries to unseat Walker (didn't he loose to Scott once before?) , what will be his platform? All I know is that my property tax went down this year and I have a governor I can be proud of.
Jerry Person January 12, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Goobiner walker will never get elected again. Walker and his cabnet and appointees have now been exposed to ADULTs not just the children they had been exposing themselves too. When is scooters arrest date? If not for the US attorney john vaudruel a GOP appointee scooter would have been gone for his crimes against the people in Milwaukee county. Like the federal judge stated . Scooter abused his power and mislead the county board on every issue. It cost Wisconsin taxpayers 30 million an d counting. Milwaukee still has double the work force because of walker LIES. Why is the US attorney obstructing justice. is it politicas is more important than justice and the good of the people. If you look at the US attorney websites shows he only persues women and little children. easy Prey.
C. Sanders January 12, 2012 at 06:04 PM
@JerryPerson ... When you say "Goobiner walker .... have now been exposed to ADULTs ...". Sounds a bit childish, huh?

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