By a vote of 6-3, the US Supreme Court Justices issued a June 30, 2023 decision that the Biden administration overstepped its authority in 2021 when it announced that it would cancel up to $400 billion in student loans. The Court found that Biden’s plan implicated the “major questions doctrine,” which was the same argument raised by the Brown County Taxpayers Association in its case. BCTA filed the first lawsuit (BCTA v. Biden, 10/4/22) in the nation that made it all the way to the Supreme Court, but was unable to obtain an injunction.
Brown County Taxpayers Association Files Lawsuit: Biden’s Tuition Forgiveness Is Unconstitutional
Green Bay, WI – (October 4, 2022) – Brown County Taxpayers Association (“BCTA”) filed a three-count complaint in Eastern Wisconsin’s US Federal District Court against defendants including the President of the United States and the Secretary of the US Department of Education. In its filing, the BCTA asserts that President Biden’s One-Time Student Loan Debt Relief Plan (the “Plan”) violates the US Constitution’s separation of powers between Congress and the Executive branch. The complaint also claims the Plan breaches the 5th Amendment’s equal protection doctrine by expressly stating that its purpose is to advance “racial equity”. The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (“WILL”) is representing the BCTA in its legal action.
8/15/22 Brown County Taxpayers Association asks for Sales Tax Referendum Brown County Supervisor: As we did in 2017, the Brown County Taxpayers Association (“BCTA”) respectfully and earnestly requests that, instead of taking affirmative action at this Wednesday’s County Board meeting, you consider putting any extension of the County’s current sales tax up for a referendum […]
Wisconsin Supreme Court to Upholds Brown County Sales Tax Court rules tax complied with state statute Green Bay, WI – (March 4, 2022) – The Supreme Court of Wisconsin issued an opinion today ruling that Brown County’s 0.5% sales tax is legal. The lawsuit, litigated on behalf of the BCTA by the Wisconsin Institute for […]
Wisconsin Supreme Court to Assess Legality of Brown County Sales Tax Accepts certification from Wisconsin Court of Appeals Green Bay, WI – (April 28, 2021) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court announced it would grant review (Case 2020AP940) of a lawsuit championed by the Brown County Taxpayers Association arguing that Brown County violated state law in […]
Brown County Taxpayers Association Issues the Following Statement March 3, 2021 For Immediate Release Information: Richard Heidel (920.655.3107) Brown County Taxpayers Association Issues the Following Statement “The decision of the Court of Appeals today confirms the importance of the legal issues raised in this case. Brown County should not be permitted to circumvent the […]
May 20, 2020 For immediate release Information: Rich Heidel (920) 655-3107 Brown County Taxpayers Association to appeal sales tax ruling by County Circuit Court The Brown County Taxpayers Association (BCTA) today announced that it is appealing a recent ruling by Circuit Court Judge John Zakowski. BCTA contends Brown County’s action to impose a half-percent sales […]