Conservatively Speaking

State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.

Property values go down, property taxes go up


is following a national trend among states that have increased state and local property taxes despite a drop in home values that hit during the start of the recession during December 2007.

According to the National Tax Foundation in Washington D.C., Wisconsin’s 2008 per capita property tax collections were $1,573, a 4.6 percent increase from the 2007 per capita property tax collections of $1,503.

Forty-six states increased their property tax collections. Four states, Michigan, South Carolina, Texas, and Vermont cut their collections. Three states, Florida, Indiana, and New Mexico increased their collections by greater than 10 percent.

Read the report here. 

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