Wisconsin Senate to consider governor's tax cuts

CREATED Mar 4, 2014

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MADISON -- The state Senate is set to vote on Republican Gov. Scott Walker's $504 million tax cut plan.
The proposal would send $406 million to technical colleges to reduce their property tax hit and cut income taxes by $98.6 million. The plan would shrink property taxes on a median-valued home by $131 on this December's bills and save the typical taxpayer $46 in income taxes.
The Senate is scheduled to take up the bill Tuesday along with another Walker proposal to create $35 million in new Department of Workforce Development job training grants. Both bills would be funded through the state's $977 million surplus.
Democrats have argued the tax cuts should be more narrowly focused on the middle class and worker training programs, Medicaid and transportation deserve more money.