Evers: Walker making ‘ridiculous’ claims to distract from his roads record


Democratic governor nominee Tony Evers said Thursday that increasing gas taxes is “on the table” if he’s elected, while suggesting he might also overhaul the income tax code to make the wealthy pay more while giving lower-wage earners a break. > Wisconsin State Journal

As Foxconn breaks ground, the costs to taxpayers go up


The incentives offered by Wisconsin and its municipalities to Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group since it announced a $10 billion megaplant in the state have gone up by nearly $1 billion. In addition to the $3 billion in financial incentives offered by the State of Wisconsin, municipalities months later added their own sweeteners. > Wall Street Journal

Walker’s Dem challengers offer varied tax proposals

The Democrats running for governor have several ideas for how to rewrite the state’s tax laws, sharing an emphasis on higher taxes for the rich, and lower taxes for the working and middle class. But there are issues where they disagree, and others where they’re unified against with Gov. Scott Walker. > Wisconsin State Journal

Is telling voters you’ll raise their taxes no longer suicide for a Wisconsin candidate?

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In a 90-second segment you can watch here, Mike Gousha discusses on UpFront how, not that long ago, telling Wisconsin voters you were going to raise their taxes was the kiss of death for a candidate. But this year’s race for governor is putting that conventional wisdom to the test.

Vukmir, Nicholson have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge


State Sen. Leah Vukmir announced this week that she has signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Fellow Republican challenger to Tammy Baldwin, Kevin Nicholson, has also signed it. But Eric Hovde, who’s considering joining the race, refused to sign it in 2012, a primary he did not win. > Right Wisconsin

Walker to announce new $122 million child tax credit


Gov. Scott Walker plans to unveil Wednesday a new child tax credit that would give Wisconsin families $100 per child annually, according to sources with direct knowledge of the governor’s plan. > Wisconsin State Journal

Checking Scott Walker’s promises to make taxes lower in 2018


As Gov. Scott Walker runs for a third term, with at least half a dozen Democrats aiming to challenge him in the 2018 election, PolitiFact Wisconsin reviews promises he made during his 2014 campaign —  including two big ones on taxes.