Thursday, October 20, 2011
Hudson Lawmaker has his Finger on Janesville's Pulse
Local lawmaker says: Let voters approve wheel tax. (River Falls Journal, 10/19/2011)
Excerpt: A state lawmaker wants voters to approve local vehicle taxes before cities and counties adopt them. Assembly Republican Dean Knudson of Hudson says voters have a right to be heard before their local governments slap “wheel taxes” on their autos.
Milwaukee, Beloit, Mayville, and St. Croix County charge $10-$20-dollars a year, on top of the $75 and more that vehicle owners pay to Madison. Sheboygan and Janesville are considering wheel taxes. Knudson expects more places to follow suit to get around the property-tax limits he helped pass in the new state budget.
Wheel tax proposed in Janesville. (10/12/2011)