Walker, Assembly propose one-year tax rebate, holiday

MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ Families with school-aged children would receive a one-time $100 tax rebate and Wisconsin's 5 percent sales tax would be waived the first weekend in August under a deal reached with Gov. Scott Walker and Assembly Republicans.

Walker and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos announced the agreement Thursday. It's a variation of a tax cut Walker first put forward last month. 

But Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald isn't committing to backing the idea yet. He notes that some Republicans have opposed the sales tax holiday before, including in last year's budget.

Walker's call for a one-time child tax rebate to be delivered this summer is unchanged. But instead of having that continue as a tax credit, the new plan would include the sales tax holiday in August. 

Sales taxes would be waived for purchases up to $100, with some exceptions.

The tax cuts would be for this year only and come just days before the Aug. 14 primary.

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