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WI-MN Income Tax Reciprocity At Risk

I have joined with our area representatives to write a letter to Governor Doyle requesting his attention to preserving the Wisconsin-Minnesota income tax reciprocity agreement. This agreement enables individuals that live in one state and work in the other to file one income tax form, reducing their costs and simplyifing filing.

Governor Pawlenty has threatened to pull Minnesota out of the agreement if Wisconsin does not agree to making an earlier payment. He plans to use the earlier payment to help Minnesota's budget shortfall.

I have joined with Representatives Kitty Rhoades and Ann Hraychuck to circulate a letter among state legislators to request Governor Doyle’s attention to this matter. We should not unravel reciprocity agreements that in this case benefit nearly 80,000 taxpayers of both states.