According to the calendar the 2017-18 Session of the Legislature is winding down but that often means the pace of bill introductions, committee hearings, and policy debate is picking up.
Legislation that will be considered as we look forward to 2018 include worker and unemployment insurance reform, important legal reforms, and statewide standards for key labor laws for private employers. NFIB will be at the forefront fighting on behalf of our state’s small business owners as each of these issues is considered by the Legislature.
I am pleased to report the Legislature has taken some positive action on several issues at the top of NFIB’s small business legislative agenda.
Governor Scott Walker has signed into law a major reduction in the personal property tax – a top NFIB legislative priority and important victory for small business.
Significant reforms of the state’s regulatory reform process have become law, and Wisconsin has become the 28th state to call for a Constitutional Convention that would mandate a balanced federal budget.
Personal property tax reductions, regulatory reforms, and fiscal responsibility are victories made possible through the active support of thousands of NFIB members located throughout our state.
Several NFIB members provided testimony before legislative committees, many more have written letters, sent emails, and others have personally met with their elected officials to advocate the small business message. The success of NFIB and the legislative victories we have achieved in Madison and Washington, D.C. would not have been possible without the involvement of the small business community.
As we look forward to 2018 and the unfinished business of the legislative session, thank you for your continued membership and active participation on behalf of our state’s small business community.