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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.

The QEO goes away….

State budget, Taxes


I have blogged several warnings about the negative ramifications for Wisconsin taxpayers if the Qualified Economic Offer (QEO) was to be repealed. 

One of the major provisions in the 2009-2011 state budget put together and approved by Governor Doyle and legislative Democrats was the immediate elimination of the QEO. The result is devastating for taxpayers, especially as we remain trapped in the throes of a recession.


The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports, “Wisconsin school districts' property tax levies will rise an average of 7.16% statewide for the current school year, according to new information from the state Department of Public Instruction.”

The news media is focusing on reduction in state aid.  However, it is undeniable the QEO has kept property taxes from being even worse in Wisconsin. The loss of the QEO meant increased costs had to be paid somehow. You will find out how next month in your mailbox.

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