This letter is in response to the Sunday story, "What about local control?" (Page 1A), concerning the wheel tax proposed by state Sen. Steve Nass.

If Nass really believes the taxpayer should have a voice concerning taxes or fees, why were the taxpayers left out of the decisions for the Milwaukee Bucks and Foxconn?

It is our opinion the Legislature passes laws that respond to issues of their contributors. The Legislature passing laws restricting actions of local government, such as a wheel tax, is not giving local control. The Legislature needs to allow local governments to govern themselves. Local elected officials are “kept under control” by listening to their constituents.

When our legislative members have the attitude they can do anything they wish and prohibit local government from fulfilling its needs, it may be time to replace them with someone that is interested in the taxpayers' needs. After all, who pays the bills, special interests or the voting public?


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