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No, Scott Walker's Tax Cuts Aren't In Trouble

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Posted at RightWisconsin

 

Let’s address the questions of the day right off the bat:
 
Are Scott Walker’s sweeping tax cuts – property, income, withholding tables – in danger?
 
Answer:  Not really.
 
Is Senator Mike Ellis blocking them?
 
Answer: No.
 
RightWisconsin’s Brian Fraley addressed the same questions earlier today and came up with different answers.  Fraley wrote that Ellis is "leading a small but vocal group of colleagues who do not favor the Governor's tax cut plans" and that Ellis and the others "are standing in the way of the sweeping tax cuts."
 
This is not what my sources are telling me. I spoke with half a dozen members of the GOP caucus as well as Walker administration officials. 
 
No one I spoke with said that Ellis was "standing in the way" of the tax cut. 
 
To the contrary, the governor’s office says that Ellis has been working with them on mutually agreeable "tweaks." 
 
And, late this afternoon, I spoke with Ellis himself, who says he is on board with the tax cut package.
 
"We're on board. We're ready to go," he said. 
 

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