As for road concerns, I'm pretty sure the gasoline tax covers ALL of those things you mention. The "tax on business," paid by people, not businesses, I THINK, is used for other things.
Apparently you missed the phrase "operational infrastructure" in my reply. I don't believe the gas tax covers water, sewer, street lighting, snow removal, police and fire services.
Help me out here, please, did the company pay those bonuses?
As the suit was filed a few months ago, I don't believe it has even made it to court yet.
Representative Stone wrote back:
The State of Wisconsin relies on three main sources to fund state and local transportation needs
. These include the Transportation Fund (gas tax, vehicle registration and other vehicle-related fees
), bonds, and federal aid.Transportation fund revenues are used for road, bridge and snow removal projects.
Funds for street lighting
are a combination of transportation fund revenues and local property taxes. Shared Revenue payments from the state, along with local property tax dollars cover police and fire services, while a combination of federal aids and property taxes are used to meet water and sewer needs
The state’s transportation finance program is significantly more detailed than what I have described here, but hopefully, this addresses your immediate question of funding for specific services.
END REP. LETTER
Any way, I don't see the words BUSINESS TAX here anywhere. Though doubtless businesses contribute (as Clinton might say) to these other taxes. Again, BUSINESSES don't pay taxes. ONLY PEOPLE PAY TAXES.
Thanks for the exchange, NBJ