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Money & Politics Blog: Sales tax reform? Not very likely

 

Todd Berry is nothing if not realistic. His 18 years at the helm of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance have taught him that good public policy often doesn’t get past the gatekeeper of politics.

“The pressure on elected officials in a largely career Legislature is to make people happy and get re-elected,” Berry says. So while his group has identified some troubling trends regarding the state’s sales tax, he’s not expecting lawmakers to embrace reforms. Read more

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Key Legislators

SenatorsParty/DistrictRelated bills sponsored
Dale Schultz[R-WI]132
Lena Taylor[D-WI]113
Alberta Darling[R-WI]80
AssemblymembersParty/DistrictRelated bills sponsored
Ed Brooks[R-WI]129
Terese Berceau[D-WI]104
Garey Bies[R-WI]93

Key Industries

IndustryContributedRelated bill positions
Fiscal & tax policy$1,9505
Numbers on this page (except for Latest Bills) include latest available data for contributions and bill positions starting January 1, 2009 through the present. For date range numbers on Latest Bills, visit the bill page.