abc
QUICK LINKS:

Walker Administration Begins Talks on Tax Reform

Updated: 12/19/2013 9:15 AM
Created: 12/19/2013 9:13 AM WDIO.com

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker's administration is taking a look at Wisconsin's tax code, including possible elimination of the state income tax.

Walker has said previously that he's interested in getting rid of the income tax.

But spokesman Tom Evenson told the Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/1fI5uXg ) that it is just one idea that the governor is considering as he looks to reduce the state's overall tax burden.

Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and Department of Revenue secretary Rick Chandler are holding invitation-only discussions about tax reform around the state at the governor's request. Kleefisch's spokesman Casey Himebauch says about 25 people attended a meeting last week in Beloit.

___

Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Front Page

  • Superior Murder Trial Delayed after New Evidence Released

    Juan Leonardo Padilla, 40, of Fort Mohave, Ariz., is charged with the shooting death of 46-year-old Terrance Rodney Luukkonen of Duluth last May. Luukkonen was shot outside his workplace at Genesis Attachments in Superior.

  • Homemade Audio Unveiled During Day 2 of Byron Smith Murder Trial

    It was a homemade recording inside Byron Smith's home. The hand held device was next to Smith's chair during the shootings. Smith didn't turn it over to police, or even tell them about it. Investigators found the evidence while searching Smith's home the day after the shootings. Although it was 6 hours long, 14 minutes of the audio clip were played in court Tuesday. 

  • Construction to Begin on Last Major St. Louis County Road Damaged by 2012 Floods

    While the devastating floods of 2012 may be a distant memory for some, there are still some visible scars left - including on one western Duluth road. 57th Avenue West and Highland Street is the last major St. Louis County road still damaged by the flooding.

  • Duluth School Board Approves Plan to Help Sell Central High

    One of Duluth's most scenic vantage points - the Central High School property, has been up for sale for most of four years, but still sits empty. On Tuesday night, school and city leaders took a step to do something about that: a formal working arrangement has been made.

  • Minn. Clergy Members, Doctors Voice Support for Medical Marijuana Legalization

    Medical marijuana is a hotly-debated issue this session, and on Tuesday more than 100 doctors and clergy members headed to the Minnesota State Capitol to show their support for its legalization. The group includes representatives from the Minnesota Nurses Association, Minnesota AIDS Project, AFL-CIO, and the United Food and Commercial Workers union. 

 
Advertisement