Walker to Propose $100 Million Property Tax Cut
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Governor Scott Walker is proposing a $100 million property tax cut.
Republican Senate President Mike Ellis tells The Associated Press that Walker will call a special session for the Legislature to consider the idea next week. Walker announced the plan at a news conference with state Republican leaders in Madison.
Ellis says, "I don't know why anybody would be opposed to this."
Ellis says Walker plans to tap additional state revenue that's come in above projections to offset projected increases in property taxes statewide. Ellis says the effect statewide will be no net property tax increase.
Ellis says the last time something was done like this was in 1993.
Walker is announcing the plan just days after Democrat Mary Burke said she will be challenging him for re-election next year.