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Bipartisan rebuke of corporate welfare keeps more money in Wisconsinites’ pockets
Madison, Wis. – Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin (AFP-WI) on Thursday applauded Governor Evers for signing into law Assembly Bill 73, which ends a more than twenty-year-old sales tax in southeast Wisconsin that was implemented to subsidize a professional sports stadium. AFP-WI has long opposed government subsidies to private companies and other forms of corporate welfare.
AFP-WI State Director Eric Bott issued the following statement:
“Any day we can collectively agree to eliminate an entire tax for citizens is a win for Wisconsin. Taxpayers in our state have been on the hook for far too long paying this additional sales tax to subsidize a stadium. It is not the role of government to pick winners and losers. AB 73 is a necessary first step toward ending taxpayer handouts to businesses, including sports teams, in Wisconsin. AFP-WI thanks Representative Wittke and Senators Wanggaard and Carpenter for authoring this needed legislation and Governor Evers for signing it into law.”
For further information or an interview, reach Lorenz Isidro at LIsidro@afphq.org or (703) 887-7724.
Through broad-based grassroots outreach, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is driving long-term solutions to the country’s biggest problems. AFP activists engage friends and neighbors on key issues and encourage them to take an active role in building a culture of mutual benefit, where people succeed by helping one another. AFP recruits and unites Wisconsinites behind a common goal of advancing policies that will help people improve their lives. For more information, visit www.AmericansForProsperity.org