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.
Cash-strapped states are looking for ways to increase revenue, i.e., increase taxes.
The Wall Street Journal reports the target is the service sector by expanding sales taxes to all kinds of providers like plumbers, lawyers and hot-air balloon operators.
States seemingly have abandoned hiking actual sales tax rates, so the tactic now is to apply the sales tax and spread it over as many services as possible. The approach is one that I would oppose.
Read more in the Wall Street Journal.