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Kitchens calls passing Sturgeon Bay tax increase a "tough road"

State Rep. Joel Kitchens (R) told the Sturgeon Bay city council Tuesday that implementing a sales tax to fund city street improvements will be a “tough road.”



An amendment to the state budget introduced by Kitchens to allow a Premiere Resort Area Tax (PRATT) to be implemented in Sturgeon Bay was rejected by the Joint Finance Committee.

City voters approved a one-half percent sales tax increase to fund transportation projects in Sturgeon Bay.  State legislation to allow the collection of an additional sales tax is required in order to implement the PRATT.   

Kitchens also said the transportation budget approved by the Joint Finance Committee is good for local government. 


Kitchens is working with Rep. Rob Swearingen of Rhinelander to pass legislation that would allow communities like Sturgeon Bay and Minocqua to increase the sales tax for transportation purposes. 

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