As his second term gets underway, the governor says cutting property taxes will once again be a priority for him.
Governor Scott Walker told members of the Wisconsin Bankers Association on Thursday that there are many taxes he would like to cut, including income and corporate taxes. However, with the state facing a possible $2.2 billion budget shortfall, he must focus on what will have the greatest impact. “As we prepare for this next budget, it’s going to be tough to cut all the taxes we’d like to cut all at once,” Walker said, “so our number one priority is property taxes.”
Walker noted that he met his goal of cutting the state’s tax burden during each of his first four years in office, and he’s hoping to do it again.
The governor will deliver his budget to the Legislature on February 3.