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Income tax cut in the works

June 19, 2021

Wisconsin tax revenues outpaced projections by $4.4 billion in the last quarter of 2021. This unprecedented good news helped to frame the state budget when the Joint Committee on Finance approved the two year spending proposal with a $3.4 billion tax cut. Under the proposal, income taxes would be cut by $2.75 billion, property taxes…

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Provision would eliminate local personal property tax

June 10, 2021

Republicans on the Joint Committee on Finance included a provision in the state budget to eliminate the local personal property tax. State Representative Dan Knodl (R-Germantown) had introduced legislation this year to provide tax relief to main street businesses with the repeal of this onerous local tax. The Committee included his bill in the state…

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How to check the status of your Small Business Recovery Grant application

June 7, 2021

An important update for those who applied for the Small Business Administration Recovery Grants, the application window is now closed. For those of you who have applied and have questions, there are a couple of places where you may find answers. Start by calling the SBA call center at 844-279-8898. You may also find answers…

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Apply for Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants through June 7

May 24, 2021

The application window for the Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants runs through June 7. The program will award $420 million to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and is intended to support businesses who are hardest hit by the pandemic and are key to Wisconsin making a strong recovery. The program is administered…

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Marklein and Vos introduce workforce recovery legislation

May 19, 2021

As the United States comes out of the pandemic, the economy has picked up steam and the hospitality industry is leading the charge to hire new workers and get back to pre-pandemic employment numbers. With over 40% of Wisconsinites vaccinated, we are beginning to see long-anticipated increases in business. The major problem facing most businesses…

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Apply for Restaurant Revitalization Funds beginning May 3

May 3, 2021

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that it would begin accepting applicationson Monday, May 3, 2021, at noon EDT for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. The online application will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted. As part of the American Rescue Plan, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund provides a total of $28.6 billion in direct relief funds…

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Recent Wins

Led the effort to permit the sale of cocktails to-go from taverns, restaurants and supper clubs.

Past Wins

The Tavern League of Wisconsin responded to the concerns members had in obtaining operator licenses for employees who were licensed in another municipality by lobbying for a change in state law. Under the new law( 125.17(2) ) a municipality must issue a provisional(60 days)operators license to a person with a valid bartenders license from another municipality and who has paid the proper fee. This important change not only benefits the employee but also the employer.

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