LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW)-- Governor Scott Walker made a stop at Features in Holmen Friday afternoon.
Gov. Walker was there as part of "Take Your Legislator to Work," a disability employment awareness campaign. The Governor met with three disabled employees at Features. The campaign is organized each year by the Wisconsin Board of People with Developmental Disabilities.
During his visit, Gov. Walker talked about his latest proposal to cut property taxes by $100 million dollars, a result of higher than expected state tax collections. Gov. Walker says his effort to lower property taxes for the last three years is the result of concerns he heard from voters when he ran for office.
"It's important because for seniors, for working families, for farmers, for small businesses, that was one of the biggest complaints they had, that property taxes were continuing to escalate at percentages they just couldn't afford," Gov. Walker said.
The legislature is expected to vote on the proposal next week during a special session, but some democrats wonder why they were not included in the drafting of the proposal. Gov. Walker met with Democratic leaders of the senate and assembly Wednesday but didn't unveil the plan until Thursday.
"I would have liked to have seen the information a little earlier," Rep. Jill Billings said. "It's disappointing that we're suppose to be working in a bipartisan manner and he rolled this out yesterday and I haven't even been able to see the proposal and we're suppose to vote on Thursday."
Rep. Billings says she hasn't decided whether or not she'll support the measure.
"We're in a fiscal crisis in our country and especially if the federal government can't get their act together," Rep. Billings said. "So I'm a little wary of getting rid of reserves in this tax break that we don't know exactly where it's gonna go."
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