Walker says Wisconsin can look forward to tax cuts
Gov. Scott Walker won’t answer whether he is committed to serving a full four-year term if re-elected as governor in 2014. Image by Gary Porter
WAUSAU, Wis. - Governor Walker hasn't officially announced he's running for another term, but he was certainly sounding like a contender at the annual state Republican Party convention in Wausau Saturday. Walker said he's turned a budget deficit into a surplus, and that will mean tax cuts.
"Today in Wisconsin instead of debating about how high our tax increases are gonna be, in Wisconsin, we're actually having a discussion in our state's capitol amongst those in charge as Republicans about how big the tax cut's gonna be going forward," said Walker.
Republicans have an 18-15 majority in the Senate right now, and a 60-39 advantage in the Assemby. They were also victorious in keeping Walker in office by defeating last year's recall election. But, the GOP party in Wisconsin also recognizes that President Obama carried the state in the presidential election in 2012, and democrat Tammy Baldwin defeated former Governor Tommy Thompson as senator.