Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke says she will not raise taxes, if she wins the election in November. The Madison school board member wants to cut taxes for middle class families.
Burke was asked during a conference call whether she’d increase taxes on the wealthy to achieve that goal. “I’m not going to increase taxes on anyone.” Burke says she’s focused on growing the economy. “As the economy grows my focus will be on reducing taxes for working and middle class families.”
Meanwhile, Governor Walker’s office is touting the latest revenue numbers. An analysis from the Legislative Fiscal Bureau shows actual revenue collections for the first quarter of the current fiscal year are up $55.3 million above projections.
Walker is projecting a balanced state budget by the end of the biennium.