Bill to stop “Wheel Tax” rolls forward

A bill, working it’s way through the legislature, could impact several communities in Rock County currently using the “wheel tax” to keep local roads in good shape.  Milton city administrator Al Hulick says with state dollars for road repairs diminishing, many communities and counties rely on the wheel tax.  Hulick says he and others spoke against this potential change at a recent public hearing at the state capitol.   Hulick says the measure would be retroactive, meaning all communities currently taking advantage of the wheel tax would lose it and have to start all over with a referendum. State Senator Steve Nass of Whitewater spoke in favor of the bill saying if you want to tax residents for something you should ask them first.