NFIB Wisconsin Small Business Victories: January 2018

Date: February 05, 2018



Personal Property Tax Approved

Governor Walker has signed into law legislation that will reduce the personal property tax by millions of dollars for thousands of small business owners.  A top NFIB legislative priority and important victory for small business.


Prevailing Wage Reform Enacted

NFIB played a key role winning passage of reforms to Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law – as a result, more opportunities for local small businesses, fewer complicated compliance issues, and millions of dollars in taxpayer savings for publicly funded projects.


NFIB Reins in Regulations

NFIB led the battle to defeat legislation that expanded the authority of unelected bureaucrats to write regulations that impact small business.




Workers’ Compensation – A Voice for Small Business

NFIB is backing legislation that would require small business employers be represented on the Worker Compensation Advisory Council.


Prohibit Local Labor Laws

Legislation that would set statewide employment law standards and prohibit local government from enacting employment law restrictions has the strong support of NFIB.


Unemployment Insurance

NFIB strongly backs legislation that would create tough new penalties for unemployment insurance benefits fraud – saving employers nearly $90 million in unemployment insurance taxes. NFIB is fighting for meaningful reforms that will help reduce the cost of unemployment insurance for employers, while backing strict requirements to be eligible for benefits.


Workers’ Compensation

A top legislative priority of NFIB’s State Public Policy agenda is to enact legislation that will reduce and stabilize the cost of worker’s compensation insurance for Wisconsin’s small business employers.








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