Wheel Tax Considered
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) - The cities of Janesville and Sheboygan are considering a "wheel tax" to help balance their budgets.
However, a state lawmaker says the decision to add a tax should be up to voters, not governments.
A wheel tax is a yearly tax that's paid on top of annual vehicle-registration fees. Currently, wheel taxes are only applied in the cities of Beloit, Mayville and Milwaukee, as well as in St. Croix County.
A Wisconsin Public Radio report (http://bit.ly/q9aEwI ) says those wheel taxes range from $10 to $20.
Republican state Rep. Dean Knutson of Hudson says voters should have a right to be heard before a tax is imposed. He has introduced a bill that would require municipalities and counties to get voter
approval before imposing a wheel tax.