If state revenues increase, a top aide to Governor Scott Walker says tax cuts would be a top priority.
The state will get new revenue estimates later this spring. If they come in higher than anticipated, Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch says reducing the burden on taxpayers will be a goal of the governor. “If money is coming in greater than we anticipated, that should go back to the people who are producing it,” Huebsch told the crowd at a Wispolitics.com event in Madison this week.
Huebsch admits there will be other areas lawmakers may want to focus on. “Some people will say…let’s put more money in the university. Others will say K-12 education. There will be a diverse area as to where to go.” Despite that, he said the governor’s focus remains on getting money back to taxpayers, which can help spur additional economic growth.