Scott Walker Includes Property Tax Cut in 2015-17 State Budget

MacIver News Service | February 3, 2015

[Madison, Wisc…] Gov. Scott Walker introduced his 2015-17 state budget proposal on Tuesday night, which includes a property tax cut, $1.3 billion in bonding for the Department of Transportation and reforms to the University of Wisconsin System. The budget will now head to the legislature where it will be debated by the powerful Joint Committee on Finance. Leaders in both houses were supportive of many aspects of Walker’s budget, but changes are expected. A final bill will likely be signed by the governor in early summer. Also a part of Walker’s budget proposal was an expansion of school choice, requiring drug tests for government benefits and creating a statewide board to authorize new independent charter schools.