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Walker promises no property tax increases

Walker promises no property tax increases
Posted February 27th, 2014 @ 10:40am by Associated Press


MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ Governor Scott Walker is promising that property taxes will not increase through 2018 if he is re-elected this year.

Walker made the commitment during a speech Wednesday before the Wisconsin Realtors Association.

Walker is not releasing details of how he will do it, saying only that it will involve a mixture of spending restraints on local governments and aid from the state.

A property tax cut proposal Walker is pushing through the Legislature this year relies on replacing property tax money raised by technical colleges with state money.

A spokesman for Walker's Democratic challenger Mary Burke calls Walker's promise ``empty political rhetoric'' given that he pledged four years ago to create 250,000 private sector jobs in four years but the state is only about to get halfway there.


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