Go Ahead: Tell Us What to Do!
In all of the Tax Reform Roundtables I've been hosting around the state, I've been previewing an exciting, inclusive way for EVERYONE to have their say on tax reform, not only the folks who make it to the roundtables. The tool to do that is ready for you now, and I want you to use it and share it! The next big ideas on how to lower the tax burden in Wisconsin are going to come from hardworking, taxpaying Wisconsinites like you. So give us a piece of your mind at www.taxreform.wi.gov.
If you have not been to one of the dozen roundtables, the website is the perfect way to learn how the roundtables look and feel. Want to know what Revenue Secretary Rick Chandler talked about in his presentation to roundtable attendees? See for yourself and go through all 35 slides of the power point, then scroll down to the bottom of the page and let us know what you think will lower the tax burden.
Lowering the tax burden for the hardworking, taxpaying citizens of Wisconsin is a priority for the Governor and me. You can expect Secretary Chandler and I to continue hosting tax reform roundtables like the one pictured above from this week in Madison. Check out these links to learn more about the coverage we received from our stop in Madison and join the discussion by visiting www.taxreform.wi.gov.
Investing in Wisconsin
One of the keys to Wisconsin's economic success and growing jobs is investor confidence. A recent poll shows that 95% of business leaders believe that Wisconsin is heading in the right direction. This week I spoke with the Wisconsin Bankers Association and encouraged them to be bullish on Wisconsin and her businesses when making loans. I want to make sure that everyone knows about the positives happening right here in Wisconsin.
Unique Degrees From Madison Area Technical College
Down the street from the State Capitol is Madison Area Technical College, one of our state's largest technical colleges, serving thousands of students across five different campuses. I met with college president Dr. Jack Daniels III to learn about the unique educational opportunities at MATC. I saw nursing students working on mannequin "patients" that breathed, blinked, and talked. I was also impresed with their Associate Degree in Applied Science as an Electron Microscopy Technician. The two-year degree prepares a student to operate electron microscopes. You can check out photos taken through the mircoscopes at the Hidden Art in Science display at MATC running from February 10 - 28.