A Breakdown of Walker's Budget
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MADISON, WI--Governor Scott Walker unveils his next two-year budget, including plans to invest money into education, job creation and infrastructure. He says in the last two years, he's turned the state around and Wisconsin is on the road to progress.
From a budget deficit to now a budget surplus, Governor Walker says Wisconsin can now afford to invest in its priorities. And number one his list is to improve the state's economy.
Governor Walker wants to put more money into the hands of small business owners with an income tax cut of 343 million dollars.
"This will ensure a tax cut for everyone with the focus on making sure Wisconsin is more competitive," said Walker.
For a family of four where each parent makes $40,000, Walker says that's a savings of $272 a year. The governor says this will lead to higher demand for goods and services and create jobs.
"I want to cut taxes over and over and over again until we are leading the country in economic recovery," said Walker.
Walker also proposing investments to attract new businesses to Wisconsin, improve transportation and infrastructure, and invest in education. Plus, he wants to expand the school voucher program to Green Bay and other districts.
"Regardless of where they're from or what their family income is every child has access to a great education" said Walker/
The governor also touting his plan to improve Medicaid, without using federal dollars.
"Going forward everyone living in poverty will be covered under Medicaid,"said Walker.
Hopes of prosperity for all Wisconsinites and less dependence on government.
The plan will be debated by the legislature's budget committee over the next four months. Then it will be voted on by both the Senate and Assembly, before it takes effect in July.