Republican lt. gov. candidates split on abolishing state income tax, other issues in televised debate

Republican candidates for lieutenant governor participated in a July 21, 2022, debate at UW-Milwaukee. Photo by Elora Hennessey, UWM Photo Services.
Republican candidates for lieutenant governor participated in a July 21, 2022, debate at UW-Milwaukee. Photo by Elora Hennessey, UWM Photo Services.

Candidates in today’s GOP lieutenant governor debate voiced their support for restrictions on abortion while weighing in on a Trump 2024 bid and suspending the state’s income tax.
During today’s Spectrum 1 News debate cosponsored by WisPolitics.com, five of the eight candidates indicated their support for eliminating the state income tax.
The only direct attack of the debate came during that discussion. Eau Claire insurance agent Kyle Yudes criticized Sen. Roger Roth, of Appleton, for not attempting to suspend the income tax sooner. Roth introduced a bill to do just that.
“I applaud Senator Ro...

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