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Republicans want Constitutional amendment making it harder to raise taxes

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A so-called "super majority" to raise state taxes would become part of the Constitution, under an amendment proposed by two Republicans.  

The GOP majority has already passed a state law requiring two-thirds majorities in both the Assembly and the Senate before sales and-or income taxes could be raised.  

Now, Brookfield Senator Leah Vukmir and Hudson Representative Dean Knudson want to add the requirement to the Constitution, where it be harder to change in the future.

Amendments require passage by both houses in two consecutive legislative sessions, and voter approval in a statewide referendum.

The measure does not address user fees, which have become more common at both the state and local government levels in recent years amid political pressure against raising more general taxes.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)