Gov. Walker: Statement on passage of tax limitation legislation

Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303

Madison–Governor Scott Walker issued the following statement today on the passing of legislation that requires a 2/3rds vote for any tax increase to pass the legislature. The legislation received bipartisan support.

“This legislation sends a signal to employees that we will tackle our state budget challenges without raising taxes,” said Governor Scott Walker. “It also sets a precedent for the future that difficult decisions must be made so that Wisconsin’s economy can grow. Thanks to Representatives August and Kerkman, and Senators Vukmir and Zipperer for their support.”