Governor Scott Walker today released the following statement after the Wisconsin State Assembly passed a measure that would provide $100 million in property tax relief for Wisconsin:
It is outstanding to see Republicans and Democrats in the Assembly come together, like their colleagues in the Senate, to pass meaningful property tax relief for Wisconsin families, farmers, seniors, and small businesses. I thank Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Speaker Robin Vos for their swift action to pass our $100 million property tax cut. I will quickly sign this legislation, so it will be reflected on tax bills in December.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin state Assembly has passed Gov. Scott Walker's $100 million property tax cut proposal with broad bipartisan support.
Thursday's vote comes exactly one week after Walker unveiled the plan and sets the stage for the governor to sign the measure into law as soon as Friday.
Walker wants act quickly so the tax cut will show up on homeowners' bills in December. The cut will be $13 for the owner of a typical home this year and $20 next year.
The Senate passed the bill on Tuesday on a 28-7 vote. It cleared the Assembly 82-12.
Assembly Democratic Minority Leader Peter Barca says the tax cut is nothing more than a political ploy to distract people from Democrat Mary Burke's candidacy for governor.