LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Gov. Scott Walker unveiled his proposed budget Wednesday night, highlighting a structural surplus in the last budget.
Walker said he now wants to reinvest in the people of the state with a $343 million tax cut for middle class families.
That translates to about $100 a year for a family of four making $80,000.
When visiting La Crosse Sunday, Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch said he likes the idea.
"As we invest back in people, especially through an income tax cut – basically putting more money back in the pockets of the people who earn it – that will cause an increase in the revenue coming into the state," Huebsch said. "As people like you and me invest in our communities, invest in our families, invest in our neighborhoods, that will increase the income tax and sales tax that the state will see because our economy will grow."
Walker's proposal estimates this next budget would bring a structural deficit, which has drawn criticism from both democrats and republicans.
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