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Middle Class Tax Cut Proposed

Middle Class Tax Cut
Middle Class Tax Cut

Press Conference Middle Class Tax Cut

I, along with colleagues in the Assembly, announced a major new initiative for Wisconsin families to keep more of their hard-earned money. The proposal uses the state’s budget surplus, which has been developed over eight years of conservative budgeting, to deliver $340 million in tax relief for middle class families.

I'm excited to announce this tax relief proposal for our hardworking families across the state, especially for those constituents in the 50th Assembly District. Families with young kids can use this to help pay for a week or two of childcare. Others may use it to supplement the cost of their prescription drugs, either way, this tax cut will have a direct impact on the lives of those who need a break most and I'm happy to deliver that break to them.

The proposed tax reductions are targeted to individuals making less than $100,000 and families earning $150,000 or less, which consists of nearly 2 million tax filers statewide. The nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau projects the median income family filing jointly would see a $310 reduction in net taxes, a 10.5% reduction in their tax liability.

Republicans in the Assembly are currently working with their colleagues in the Senate to finalize the legislation and hope to introduce it next week. Once approved, the tax cut would take effect next year.

Jobs Report

Jobs Report

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Pre-existing Conditions

Pre-existing

I voted to recommend passage of Assembly Bill 1 in the Assembly Committee on Health on Thursday.  The bill requires coverage of pre-existing conditions and received bi-partisan support in committee.

Good Fun for a Good Cause

Nurses Helping Nurses

I had the opportunity to attend Dueling Pianos in Wisconsin Dells to support the Nurses Helping Nurses scholarship fund.  I joined Senator Howard Marklein and his wife, Peggy; Rep. Ed Brooks and his wife, Barb; my staff person Kathryn and her husband, Mark; and a former Brooks staff person John and his wife, Dawn.