Contact: Rep. Macco, (608) 266-0485

Green Bay – Rep. John Macco (R-Ledgeview) released the following statement regarding the Brown County funding plan taking effect:

“I have the utmost faith and respect for our local leaders,” said Rep. Macco. “The plan put forward by County Executive Troy Streckenbach protects tax payers by keeping property taxes down and updating our county’s infrastructure. I believe the County Board was transparent in the process and prudent in not having to rely on a county option sales tax for basic county services.”

Rep. Macco is the Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means and recently launched an initiative to re-write the Wisconsin State Tax Code. Part of this effort will be to look at decreasing the property tax burden in our state and equip local governments with more direct ways to receive funding.

“I commend any group of citizens fighting to decrease our horrendous tax burden,” continued Rep. Macco. “Any frivolous or superfluous spending should be questioned, but our county did a quality job in responding specifically to our vertical construction needs. The plan presented protects taxpayers and continues to move our county forward.”

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