Gov. Doyle Visits Eau Claire

By: Teresa Moua-Her
By: Teresa Moua-Her

Governor Doyle made a stop in Eau Claire today in his effort to show Wisconsinites that property taxes are decreasing.
The state budget office released an analysis showing that homeowners across the state would see dramatic property tax relief.
Governor Doyle visited the Eau Claire home of Paul and Sue Miller this afternoon.
The Governor says with his freeze, the Miller's property tax bill didn't go up but instead declined by $233 dollars.
Other Eau Claire residents might expect to see their property taxes go down by $89 dollars as well.
The Governor said, he hopes the good news continues.
"We have put this in place for 2 years that's the length of this budget and I certainly hope that in the next budget we will rightfully intend to do the same thing"
Governor Doyle also commented on several other issues around the state such as the current gas tax issue.
Governor Doyle says he'll sign legislation to end Wisconsin's automatic increase in the gas tax but that might also mean higher vehicle registration fees to compensate that drop.
The Governor says if there are any increases in registration, it wouldn't be much.
"I hope that if there are any increases in registration fees they'll be modest. I don't think it?s going to be anything big....I suggest it go up $5 dollars a year."
The legislature approved a bill this month to end the gas tax, which automatically increases every year to keep pace with inflation.

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