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Gov. Walker wants to keep cutting taxes

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R)
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R)

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Governor Scott Walker says he is not done cutting taxes.

The Republican governor visited Milwaukee Wednesday to highlight the $650 million income tax cut he approved in the new state budget.

He told Journal Sentinel reporters and editors he wants to further reduce the tax burden for all Wisconsinites, across the board, every year he’s in office.

Under the new budget, income taxes will be slashed by various degrees in all tax brackets – and the two middle brackets will be merged into one, thus adding more relief to the lower of the two previous brackets.

Still, it’s true that higher-income taxpayers get the biggest discounts – and minority Democrats have been pounding on that.

Walker says he’ll officially announce early next year whether he’ll run again – but for now, he cannot see anything that would stop him from seeking a second full term.

Walker said he plans to use the same campaign strategy as in his previous two races, including his 2011 recall attempt. He said he would again highlight, “a stark contrast with the Democrats” and former Governor Jim Doyle.

He said he would ask voters if they want to, “take us back to the days of double-digit tax increases, the billion-dollar budget deficits, and unfortunately, some record job loss than we saw.”

Walker said the same statements would apply no matter who his Democratic challenger would be. 

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