In October 2019, Senate Bill 471 and Assembly Bill 521 were introduced to the Wisconsin State Legislature.

Under the bills, and with the approval of Milwaukee County voters through a binding referendum, Milwaukee County would be given the authority to increase its sales tax by 1% to provide property tax relief and critical funding for public services, maintaining facilities, and investing in the future.

The legislation calls for a minimum of 25% of the revenue to be used to provide residential property tax relief, 7% to be used for public health infrastructure projects and 68% to be divided between the County and its 19 municipalities.



Committee hearings before the Senate’s Committee on Agriculture, Revenue and Financial Institutions and the Assembly’s Ways and Means Committee.