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October 16, 2018
Contact: Alec Zimmerman
While Evers is pushing higher taxes, Walker delivers real results without tax hikes
[Madison, WI]— Yesterday, Governor Walker introduced two proposals that continue to deliver on his promise to invest in Wisconsin’s priorities without raising taxes. Governor Walker’s plans will invest additional money in town roads and restore the two-thirds funding of education, more benefits of Wisconsin’s reform dividend made possible because of Gov. Walker’s leadership. In contrast, Tony Evers plans to increase income taxes, property taxes, and the gas tax – even as much as $1 per gallon — on hard-working Wisconsin families.
Check out what they are saying about Governor Walker’s agenda:
From the Wisconsin State Journal: Walker’s school-funding proposal would boost the state’s share of education costs to a level not seen in more than a decade. A Walker campaign statement said he would honor the commitment, which by some estimates would cost as much as $1.7 billion over a two-year state budget cycle, while “continuing to cut taxes for hard-working Wisconsin families.”
From the Wisconsin Radio Network: “It’s not just about two-thirds, it’s about two-thirds combined with keep the (Act 10) reforms intact,” Walker said Monday. “Schools alone have saved more than three billion dollars. That’s money that goes overwhelmingly into the classroom.”
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal: Walker told conservative radio show host Jay Weber on WISN-AM (1130) he would put back in place the two-thirds funding for schools first made by former GOP Gov. Tommy Thompson without raising property taxes. Hours later, Walker made campaign appearances in Milwaukee and Green Bay with Thompson by his side.
From WisPolitics.com: State support for town roads would jump from 42 percent to 58 percent in the next state budget, Governor Walker announced this morning at the Wisconsin Towns Association Annual Convention in Stevens Point. “We provided the largest amount in state history for town road aids in this state budget, and our proposal for the next budget adds even more support for Wisconsin’s towns,” said Governor Walker. “Maintaining our transportation system is a top priority, and our plan will help ensure we have a safe and reliable system for families and businesses across the state.”
From the AP: Gov. Scott Walker is proposing to increase state funding for town roads, a pledge that comes amid re-election attacks from Democrats that he hasn’t done enough to fix Wisconsin’s roads. Walker announced his intentions Monday at the Wisconsin Towns Association convention in Stevens Point. He previously called for raising county road funding by 50 percent, a $57 million increase.