Gov. Scott Walker boasts lower property taxes

Homeowners should see $116 deduction from 2010
Posted at 8:34 PM, Dec 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-13 21:43:25-05

Wisconsin families can expect lower property tax bills this December.

According to state officials, the average home owner should see a deduction around $116, in comparison to what they were paying in December of 2010.

According to Governor Scott Walker, home owners are paying $18.29 for every $1,000 their home is worth. That’s down eight cents from 2010. In a news conference Tuesday, Walker stated that rate is also lower than what homeowners were projected to pay before he took office.

“$1,700 more is what the average homeowner would have paid if they continued where they were going,” said Walker.

Walker points to state aides towards education as one of the main reasons property taxes have lowered over the years.

Milwaukee homeowner Cliff Lempke told TMJ4,  he would like to see more relief as time goes on.

“We’re talking a relatively small amount of money,” said Lempke.

TMJ4 checked in with a local city treasurer who points out the assessed value of your home could change if your taxes went up or down.