Wisconsin Republican Candidate For Governor Wants Tax Freeze

Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark Green says if he's elected governor, he'll attempt to cap state government growth.

The congressman from Green Bay also says he'll ask for a property tax freeze in his first budget.

He has started his campaign by harping on collections on the day state and federal income taxes are due.

Green faces Democratic Governor Jim Doyle in November's election.

Green says his first budget plan would include strict limits on the amount of property taxes local municipalities can raise and a cap on tax revenues the state could collect.

Green also says he supports the so-called Taxpayer Protection Amendment. That would include a constitutional amendment capping how fast taxes and government spending can increase in Wisconsin.