Leah Vukmir has spent the last eight years on the front lines of the greatest political conflict in Wisconsin history. Union bosses and career government officials tried to overrule the Legislature and the voters, but Leah defended the people and defeated the bureaucrats.
Opponents argue that sales tax holidays simply shift the timing of purchases and that they are an ineffective form of tax relief. But while recent research confirms that sales tax holidays do change significantly the timing of purchases, they also lead to an increase in overall consumption spending.
Wisconsin was one of three improbable state victories that propelled Donald Trump to the White House in 2016. But without immediate Republican Party course corrections, the state’s conservative revolution could screech to a halt after the November elections, or even be reversed in some areas.