Walk-O-Meter

Increase availability of tuition tax credits for certain students

Commit to growing those eligible for and benefitting from the Tuition Tax Deduction so students who stay and work in Wisconsin gain assistance paying for college.


Sources:

Wisconsin’s Comeback Plan, Walker campaign, July 2014

Subjects: Education

Updates

A year into term, and no progress so far on this one

While campaigning for re-election in 2014, Gov. Scott Walker made a number of promises to make higher education more affordable.

One pledge was "growing those eligible for and benefitting from the tuition tax deduction so students who stay and work in Wisconsin gain assistance paying for college."

When we asked Walker spokeswoman Laurel Patrick in late December 2015 about the promise, she didn't cite any particular progress. But she said the governor's State of the State speech, set for Jan. 19, 2016, would "include proposals to address student loan debt and other higher education initiatives."

Given the lack of any concrete initiative so far, we rate the current state of this promise as Stalled.

Sources:

Email exchange, Gov. Scott Walker press secretary Laurel Patrick, Dec. 24, 2015