By cutting taxes and freezing tuition for hard-working families, Scott Walker is helping Wisconsin families make ends meet.
That stands in stark contrast to Tony Evers who has said he would raise income, property and even the gas tax – costing our families real money and taking our state backward.
Today, property and income taxes are both lower now then they were back in 2010. The governor has frozen UW System tuition for 6 straight years, more people are working this year than ever before, and wages are up in Wisconsin.
Scott Walker’s bold reforms are moving Wisconsin forward and we can’t afford to raise taxes on hard-working families and take our state backward.
Increasing Property Taxes
- In the decade before Governor Walker took office, property taxes had risen by 27%. When Governor Walker took office, he worked to freeze property taxes. In the last eight years, Governor Walker has also cut property taxes by $3.56 billion – even eliminating the state property tax in his last budget.
- Tony Evers has repeatedly proposed lifting the property tax cap to pay for his radical spending increases. In fact, Evers wants to allow local governments to raise property taxes without even asking for taxpayer permission.
Increasing Income Taxes
- Governor Walker has cut income taxes across the board for Wisconsin citizens. The typical Wisconsin family saved $1,542 on their income taxes from 2010-2018. Income and franchise tax reductions have amounted to $4.82 billion. Governor Walker even eliminated an entire tax bracket. He has also nearly eliminated income taxes on job creators in manufacturing and agriculture which has boosted the economy.
- Tony Evers’ plan will cost Wisconsin jobs. Evers has vowed to eliminate the Manufacturing and Agricultural Tax Credit (MAC) if elected – increasing income taxes on some of Wisconsin’s most important industries. Evers has even suggested raising other income taxes, again, putting more Wisconsin jobs at risk.
Increasing the Gas Tax by as Much as $1 per Gallon
- While Democrats created a massive transportation funding hole (during the Doyle years), Governor Walker has worked to improve nearly four thousand miles of roadways. We completed projects ahead of schedule and provided the largest increases to local roads and bridges in over 20 years.
- Tony Evers plans to dramatically increase gas taxes on those who can least afford to pay even more at the pump. Evers himself has said “Everything is on the table” including increasing gas taxes or eliminating tax credits, when asked if he would raise the gas tax by $1. When questioned about large increases to the gas tax, he replied “I have no range.”