Stops in Rhinelander Tuesday
2:00 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Walker Says Budget Will Help All Taxpayers

Walker at the Rhinelander Chamber
Walker at the Rhinelander Chamber
Credit Ken Krall WXPR

Governor Walker stopped in Rhinelander Tuesday promoting the recently signed $68 billion state budget.


Walker said the key from his view was the budget provides tax relief...


 



"...if you're a taxpayer in the state of Wisconsin, there's about a billion dollars worth of tax relief...everybody who pays income taxes is going to see the rates go down. That's important for all of us as consumers..."


Walker says by cutting individual tax rates, it helps small business because most small business don't pay corporate taxes, but are taxed on individual rates...


 



"....and most small businesses don't pay corporate tax, they pay individual income taxes, so when we lower individual income tax rates it not only helps all of us as taxpayers it also helps small businesses reinvest, buy the capital equipment, make the investments..."


In other points, Walker says the two year freeze on tuition in the budget will help state college students...



"....having not a one, but a two-year freeze, for UW tuition. So for all our campuses...it's important for our students, it's important for our families it's important as we plug more people into the workforce we make it more affordable..."


Walker is making several stops across the state promoting the recently signed document. He vetoed a number of items, including a measure restoring bail bondsmen.