A Democratic plan to raise business taxes by closing some "tax loopholes" is drawing fire from a Republican legislator.
Representative Steve Nass (R-Whitewater) says that's not the way to plug a $650 million budget hole. In the end, he says those taxes will be paid by the consumers, not the businesses. In a recession, he says it's not a good idea to raise taxes on anyone.
Nass is also upset that Governor Doyle and Democratic lawmakers are considering a tax on hospitals, and the revival of an estate tax that expired January 1st.