Gov. Evers proposing that counties in Wisconsin be allowed to ask voters to raise sales taxes
Written by Jesse Baroka on February 8, 2023
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers is proposing that counties in Wisconsin be allowed to ask voters to raise the sales tax to pay for local services such as police and fire protection and road repairs. He first unveiled a proposal to change how local governments are funded in his State of the State speech last month. Evers announced the local option sales tax part of the plan on Tuesday, a week before he submits his two-year budget proposal to the Legislature. Voters would have to approve the sales tax increases.