CONTACT: Rep. Don Vruwink
State Rep. Don Vruwink was named a 2018 Property Taxpayer Champion by Wisconsin Property Taxpayers Inc., today.
In announcing the honor, the organization cited Rep. Vruwink’s legislation to freeze property taxes for low-income elderly residents via an income tax cut; legislation to limit the managed forest land tax credit to in-state residents only; and working to reform a tax imposed on small business for the fixtures and equipment they use in daily operations.
“While my legislation did not move forward this past session, I intend to work with my colleagues in the majority party to advance these bills in the next session,” Vruwink said. “When I am out and about in the communities I represent, financial issues are one of the top concerns, including property taxes.”
“I am very concerned about state laws that tie the hands of local government to the point where it hinders our local officials from keeping property taxes down,” Vruwink said.
Wisconsin Property Taxpayers, Inc. represents the interests of commercial, agricultural and residential property taxpayers throughout the state, and currently has 18,000 business, farm and homeowner members.
In addition to doing research and policy analysis, the organization assists members in dealing with local property tax issues and questions related to assessments, property tax exemptions, and state laws.