Walker is hailing his policies for a 0.4% drop in a typical Wisconsin home owner's property tax bill for last year.
The administration issued a statement Monday morning saying taxes on a median value home dipped 0.4%, the first time in 12 years they've decreased. The statement credited the governor's move to strip public workers of their union rights.The annual savings for the typical homeowner: $11 - - less than a dollar a month.
According to a news release from the Governor's office, the median tax bill for a home owner is $2.952, compared to $2.963 in 2011.I'll use my mine for smelling salts. After a few months of saving, I'll have enough money to afford it.
Don't forget that Walker promised that a Wisconsin home owner with a median-valued home would see a property tax reduction of $700 during his first, two-year budget - - or about $350 a year, or close to $30-a-month - - a calculation and statement PolitiFact found "false."
The claim, with its shorthand presentation, rates as False.Were these pennies worth a year of hellish political and fiscal fallout statewide?