MacIver News Minute: Tax Hike on Manufacturers the Wrong Prescription for Wisconsin’s Economy

February 14, 2019

Wisconsin lawmakers should approach the state budget with a physicians’ maxim: first, do no harm. As Rep. John Nygren put it, things are going well, let’s not mess it up. So why does Gov. Tony Evers insist on a middle class tax cut that also raises taxes on manufacturers? Hitting manufacturers with higher taxes now, just as this sector is hitting its stride in Wisconsin, is like giving a patient measles to cure mumps.

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