State Capitol Report: Election Day preview, Debate to end personal property tax

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A line of voters walk past a sign that says "City of Stoughton Polling Place"
Voters enter a polling location as they open in the morning Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, before voting in the midterm elections at the Stoughton Fire Department in Stoughton, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

Before polls open Tuesday, we talk to the administrator of the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Then we learn about debate over eliminating the personal property tax with the chief lobbyist for Wisconsin Property Taxpayers, Inc.

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  • Doing away with one of Wisconsin's oldest taxes

    Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and legislative Republicans both say they’re open to eliminating the personal property tax, a 19th Century law that mostly affects office supplies. In 2020, it made up 2 percent of the state’s total revenue. We talk with the chief lobbyist for Wisconsin Property Taxpayers, Inc., about how this year’s budget negotiations may affect property taxes in all forms.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Meagan Wolfe Guest
  • John Jacobson Guest

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