Saturday, May 30th, 2015

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Cut property taxes so that the levy on a typical home in 2018 is lower than it was in 2010

Governor Walker commits to property taxes on the typical homeowner in Wisconsin being lower in 2018, at the end of his second term than they were in 2010, the start of his first term.

Reduce income taxes so that they are lower in 2018 than they are today

Reduce income taxes so that they are lower in 2018 than they are today.

Not support an increase in the state sales tax

Not support an increase in the state sales tax.

Continue to reduce the tax burden on working families and seniors every year he is in office

Continue to reduce the tax burden on working families and seniors every year he is in office.

 

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.

Increase higher education grants for certain students

Commit to increasing higher education grants so more students can afford college and target these investments in high demand fields of study for students who commit to staying in Wisconsin.

Universal access to college courses

Expand course options so no child, regardless of where they live or their income will be denied the same opportunity other students have to access college level courses of their choosing.

Require working-age childless adults receiving welfare benefits to work

Require working-age childless adults receiving food stamps or unemployment benefits participate in employment training or part-time work.

Work with the legislature to repay the raids from the Transportation Fund

Work with the legislature to repay the raids from the Transportation Fund by the prior administration.

Not to pursue toll roads in Wisconsin

Toll roads are not an option in Wisconsin without federal approval and are not on my agenda.

Work with utilities to reduce the cost of energy for homeowners and employers

Work with utilities to reduce the cost of energy for the benefit of employers and homeowners alike. Governor Walker is committed to keeping utility rates low so employers have more revenue to put into job creation, not energy costs.

Protect the Transportation Fund from raids.

Protect the Transportation Fund from raids

Return budget surpluses to taxpayers

“Every year we have a surplus, which we’ve had the last couple years, we’re going to continue to put that right back into the hands of the people who earned it, the hard-working taxpayers of this state.”

Sell unneeded state assets for state debt reduction

Work to identify unneeded state assets and sell them to reduce costs. Use the proceeds to pay down state debt.

Serve a full term

"My plan is if the people of the state of Wisconsin elect me on Nov. 4 is to be here for 4 years….it’s a position I’m committed to.”