A proposal that would prevent contractors from paying sales taxes on materials they buy for tax-exempt projects will become part of the state’s 2013-2015 budget bill if a state lawmaker has a way.
The Wisconsin Department of Revenue has no way to know for sure how much it will cost the state to let contractors sidestep sales taxes when buying building materials for tax-exempt projects.
The fine print proves state government is not stealing millions of dollars from nonprofit organizations.
A bill meant to bring transparency to asbestos and other personal lawsuits is flawed, a leading proponent of the bill testified Thursday, although the principle behind the proposed legislation is sound.
Lawmakers are trying again to pass a bill that would strengthen the tax exemption for construction materials used in city, school and nonprofit group projects.
Two state bills are drawing boos from some personal-injury attorneys who see a threat to the timing that can be crucial in asbestos-related lawsuits.
Published: November 22, 2011
Tags: ABC, Andre Jacque, Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin, bill, Curtis Witynski, Harlan Clinkenbeard, John Mielke, League of Wisconsin Municipalities, sales tax
A Green Bay-area legislator has revived a proposal that would let contractors bypass the state sales tax when buying materials for public projects.
By Adam Wise Trial lawyers and municipal lobbyists are going nose-to-nose over potholes. The fight, which is familiar territory for both sides, centers on Assembly Bill 180, a proposal that would repeal a state law that places liability on local governments for injuries and damages sustained from highway defects, such as potholes. Representatives from the [...]