Scott Walker’s Budgets Buck Trend of Ever-Increasing Property Taxes

Chart of the Day | August 3, 2015

[Madison, Wisc…] A few years ago in Wisconsin, it was almost always expected that property taxes would go up every year – you could say it was the norm. From 2006 to 2010, property taxes on the median-valued home in the state went up by $230. However, since Gov. Scott Walker took office in 2011, the trend of ever-increasing property taxes has essentially been reversed.

In fact, from the year before Walker took office through the end of the current budget, property taxes will have gone down by $135 for the median valued home. It does not completely make up for the damage done by the previous administration, but it is at least a start – and a vast improvement of where Wisconsin property taxes could have gone.

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