Wisconsin Assembly Passes Property Tax Cut

Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 7:03 am

The Wisconsin state Assembly has passed Gov. Scott Walker’s $100 million property tax cut proposal with broad bipartisan support.

Thursday’s vote comes exactly one week after Walker unveiled the plan and after the measure already passed int he Senate. The Governor is expected to sign the measure into law as soon as Friday.

The Associated Press reports that Walker wants act quickly so the tax cut will show up on homeowners’ bills in December. The cut will be $13 for the owner of a typical home this year and $20 next year.

The Senate passed the bill on Tuesday on a 28-7 vote. It cleared the Assembly 82-12.

Assembly Democratic Minority Leader Peter Barca told the AP that the tax cut is nothing more than a political ploy to distract people from Democrat Mary Burke’s candidacy for governor.

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