The state's Joint Finance Committee voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of a bill that would prevent contractors from having to pay sales and use taxes on materials bought for certain school, local government and nonprofit projects.
An industry advocate says he remains hopeful that lawmakers will pass a long-sought tax break for contractors later this year, even though Gov. Scott Walker vetoed the provision from the state’s budget.
After years of trying, construction groups have managed to get a long-sought tax exemption for certain construction materials to the goal line. Now they are just hoping that Gov. Scott Walker will help them carry it over.