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Wis. Gov. Walker Visits Hurley, Lobbies Tax Cut Proposal

Updated: 01/23/2014 10:59 PM
Created: 01/23/2014 10:53 PM WDIO.com

Gov. Scott Walker is taking to the road to make the case for his $504 million property and income tax cut proposal.

Some aspects of his plan are raising alarms among Senate Republicans who worry about how much it increases the state's projected budget shortfall.

Walker started Thursday touring a business in La Crosse. He also planned stops in Madison and De Pere before ending the day speaking to the Hurley Chamber of Commerce, where he also promised more investment in the Northern Wisconsin economy.

"I think there's some real excitement. We're talking specifically that we're going to continue to invest in terms of tourism, the timber industry, broadband access, and certainly safe and environmentally sound mining," Walker said at the Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet. "All are important to this part of the state, and important to the state as a whole"

Walker's tax cuts would increase the state's projected shortfall heading into the 2015 budget by $100 million. Walker says that will more than be erased by future revenue growth, but some Republicans say they are worried about the perception.

Republican Sen. Luther Olsen says some tax cut proposal will pass, but there will be changes.

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