Skip to comments.Scott Walker tax cut plan passes Senate
Posted on 03/04/2014 3:29:20 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
Madison Senate Republicans Tuesday narrowly passed Gov. Scott Walker's $541 million tax cut proposal in a vote that guaranteed the cuts will become law.
The tax decreases the third round of cuts by Republicans in less than a year passed 17-15 with GOP Sen. Dale Schultz of Richland Center joining all Democrats in voting against the proposal. The proposal now goes to the Assembly, which passed a different version of the tax cuts last month with two Democrats joining all Republicans in supporting it.
With growing tax collections now expected to give the state a $1 billion budget surplus in June 2015, Walker's bill will cut property and income taxes for families and businesses, and zero out all income taxes for manufacturers in the state.
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) said his party was delivering on a promise to hold down taxes for the people of the state.
"The bottom line is what a great day for the state of Wisconsin to finally be out of what was a dark time for Wisconsin," Fitzgerald said, referring to the recent recession.
GOP lawmakers and Walker will use the unexpected windfall for the state as an occasion to trim overall state spending slightly for the next three years rather than increase it.
The votes on the tax cuts, which have split almost entirely along partisan lines in the Legislature, highlight the growing split between the two parties' visions for the state.
Walker's initial tax cut proposal would have drawn down the expected surplus and left the state budget in somewhat worse financial position in the future as measured by one commonly used method. To win over a holdout GOP senator concerned about the state's finances, Walker agreed last month to cut state spending by $38 million to...
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State Senate passes Walker tax cut!
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I was wondering what the mooshy-gooshy popping sound I was hearing this afternoon was!
Liberal heads exploding all over ‘The People’s Republik of Madistan,’ LOL!
Suh-weeeeeeet! I’ll take my few hundred bucks back, Governor. Thank you, Sir!
That's funny. Hey Dale, gonna be hard to cover that bare ass next election.
He’s not running in the next election, or so he claims.
He likes to show he’s one of those mavericky types. He’s in a swing district.
Some impressive stuff has been happening in Wisconsin and Michigan. Stuff that a lot of folks never believed could happen.
Libtards hate it. Puts a cramp right in their brainwashed ass.
Dale doesn’t care. He’s not running for re-election.
So I’ve been told. At least the voters know not to let him weasle his RINO carcass back into the GOP.
Love it.Got some relatives down in Stetsonville
that are really po`d by how the state has made
Walker gov,and failed at the recall.
Would really like the Gov for VP.
Cruz + Walker
once it passes democrats will file a lawsuit to block it.
I don’t know about VP, I like him as a stand alone guy, a #1.. What I love about Walker is he withstood the on-slot of the Union thugs, and the full barrage of the media, and the Dem leadership..
He is a natural leader.. He took a basket-case state, with deeply intrenched Socialist style government, and turned it around, while fighting off sharks in a recall.. He never slowed down, even when the going was horrible.. He’s battle tested..
His background stood tall against the greatest background check since Palin, and never lost his cool.. Yep, I love this guy and may just become involved in the Texas chapter of his campaign, should he choose to run..
He’d make a fine POTUS.