State GOP leaders reject local sales tax plan

GOP leaders say a proposal by Gov. Tony Evers to allow local governments to increase sales taxes with voter approval will not go any further, according to a Wisconsin Public Radio report. In a virtual forum this week, the Republican leaders called the plan “dead on arrival.” Under the proposed plan, which is included in the governor’s 202123 state budget proposal, counties and municipalities with populations over 30,000 would be able to increase the sales tax by 0.5% if the increase is approved through a referendum.  

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