Tax Reform Roundtables

Office of the Lt. Gov, Rebecca Kleefisch - Press Release

Good Tax Policy Starts With Listening To Taxpayers

- Press Release

Many of you will remember those old words of wisdom from an earlier generation: “God gave you two ears and one mouth — use them in proportion.” That’s good guidance in life, but it’s especially sage advice for politicians, who seem to be the most frequent violators of the rule. Not only is it annoying for voters, but it doesn’t result in the best outcomes for the state, because in reality the best public policy is organic, natural, bottom-up.

Tax Reform Roundtables

At the request of Governor Walker, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and Revenue Secretary Rick Chandler traveled Wisconsin listening to people from every industry, every region, and every walk of life, share their ideas on tax reform. All together, they held 23 Tax Reform Roundtables across the state hearing from everyday taxpayers on their thoughts and suggestions.

"This [was] an outstanding opportunity for the hardworking taxpayers to voice their opinions and offer suggestions on Wisconsin’s tax climate," Governor Walker said. "I want to lower the overall tax burden every year I’m in office, and these Tax Reform Roundtables will start the conversation with the people of our state about their priorities for future tax reform."