Newsmakers: Talking Taxes and State Surplus with DOR Secretary Barca
On September 13, 2022, Newsmakers Host Lisa Pugh sat down with Wisconsin Department of Revenue Secretary Peter Barca to discuss his perspective on state taxes and budget surplus. With a record multi-billion dollar state budget surplus and a healthier than ever rainy day fund, one of the biggest questions before state policymakers currently is whether and how to spend these funds. There is no question the state’s strong economic picture presents opportunities for investment and reform – but is it time to overhaul Wisconsin’s tax structure? Time for a tax cut?