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Feb 6, 2020

Lawmakers advance tax breaks for UW Hospital projects

A state Senate committee has given a favorable recommendation to legislation that would ensure contractors get the same tax breaks when they buy materials for UW hospital projects as they now receive for other sorts of nonprofit work.

Jan 22, 2020

Milwaukee County exec debate raises questions about building backlog

As the race to lead Milwaukee County heats up, those running to replace outgoing executive Chris Abele are staring down a persistent cause of concern: a backlog of infrastructure projects that most likely can't be broken without a new influx of revenue.

Aug 30, 2019

Bill would exempt gear for certain out-of-state projects from sales taxes

A new bill introduced this week would eliminate sales tax on construction equipment that’s temporarily parked in Wisconsin before being sent out of state for certain types of projects.

Oct 16, 2018

La Crosse County referendum to give voters choice for funding road repairs

With a mounting list of road repairs, La Crosse County officials are taking the somewhat unusual step of asking local voters just what they should do.

Jul 30, 2018

Wisconsin sales tax holiday about to begin

Wisconsin's five-day sales tax holiday is about to begin.

Jun 26, 2018

High court: Contractors on Fox River job owe sales, use taxes

Although the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday shot down a challenge of taxes imposed on a contractor’s services, its decision could give both businesses and individuals more leeway in their dealings with state agencies.

Feb 8, 2018

Wisconsin Assembly, Walker propose child rebate, tax holiday

Wisconsin families with school-aged children would receive a one-time $100 tax rebate this summer and state sales tax would be waived on certain purchases the first weekend in August under a deal Gov. Scott Walker and Assembly Republicans announced on Thursday.

Nov 2, 2017

Assembly Republicans planning tax overhaul

While House Republicans in Washington are proposing a major overhaul of the nation's tax system, Wisconsin Assembly Republicans are making plans of their own for tax reform.

Sep 8, 2017

Budget would give contractors break on property taxes, simplify sales taxes

Barring any big changes, the state budget headed next week to the Legislature would give contractors some long-sought tax relief. The $76 billion, two-year spending plan approved Wednesday by lawmakers […]


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