WI Democrat says voters who oppose raising taxes ‘aren’t smart’
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Democratic leader in the Wisconsin Senate says that county voters who reject raising local sales taxes “aren’t smart.”
The comment from Sen. Janet Bewley, of Mason, came during a pre-taped round table discussion broadcast Wednesday during a Wisconsin Counties Association meeting.
Lawmakers were discussing Gov. Tony Evers’ proposal to allow voters in counties to vote on approving a half-cent sales tax increase. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu, both Republicans, flatly rejected the proposal, which is a priority for counties.
When asked why voters would reject a tax increase, Bewley said “Perhaps it means they’re not smart.”
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