Walker stops in St. Francis to tout elimination of state property tax

ST. FRANCIS -- Gov. Scott Walker stopped in St. Francis on Monday to tout his administration's work to lower property taxes. 

According to Walker (R-Wisconsin), property taxes around the state are, on average, lower than before he took office.

In the most recent state budget, Wisconsin lawmakers also eliminated the state's portion of the property tax levy for the first time since 1931. 

Walker said the state's chunk of property tax revenue primarily funded forestry. That will now be paid for with a state budget surplus. 

But Walker added he hopes the state property tax is now gone for good. 

"Eliminating a tax makes it almost impossible, especially when it comes to a property tax, to put it back on again," Walker said. 

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