It is Time We Get the Legislature Back In Special Session to Repeal the Minimum Mark-Up Law For Good

Representatives Leah Vukmir (R-Wauwatosa) and Bill Kramer (R-Waukesha) are putting the heat on Governor Jim Doyle that we have had enough of the minimum mark-up law and we need a special session of the Wisconsin Legislature NOW to get the Competitive Marketplace Act Into Law.  The Law requires wholesalers to mark up their prices by at least 3 percent and retailers by at least 6 percent on every dollar. In Downtown Milwaukee gas is now $3.98 a gallon.  If the Minimum Mark-Up Law was repealed you would be paying $3.74 a gallon close to how much it would cost in Iowa.  That is 24¢ a gallon you would be paying less.  But Also, think about how much you would pay less if the law is repealed as I looked through the weekly newspaper ads around Milwaukee.

  • 24 Pack of Pepsi at $6.49-Current Law.  If Minimum Mark-Up Law was repealed: $6.10 (39 Cent Difference)
  • Gallon of Milk at $2.79-Current Law.  If Minimum Mark-Up Law was repealed: $2.63 (16 Cent Difference)
  • 24 Pack of Miller Lite at $15.29-Current Law.  If Minimum Mark-Up Law was repealed: $14.37 (92 Cent Difference)
  • Party Pack of Bratwurst at $6.19-Current Law.  If Minimum Mark-Up Law Was Repealed: $5.81 (38 Cent Difference)
  • Hot Dog Buns at 89 Cents-Current Law.  If Minimum Mark-Up Law Was Repealed: 84 Cents (5 cent Difference)
  • Bananas at 49 Cents-Current Law.  If Minimum Mark-Up Law Was Repealed: 46 Cents ( 3 Cent Difference)

The North Shore Exponent can list more prices, but if you can understand under the current law you lose six cents of every one of your hard earned dollars to go towards a senseless, archaic law that was struck down in the federal courts already you get the picture, you can see a law that is destroying Wisconsin’s economy.  After you calculate how much you could be really saving, the North Shore Exponent is encouraging you to contact the Governor’s Office in Madison and call for a special session.

http://www.wispolitics.com/index.iml?Article=131727 Link to Press Release Calling for Minimum Mark-Up Law Repeal

To Contact the Governor in Madison

1.608.266.1212

wisgov@gov.state.wi.us

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