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
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.
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
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
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.
With women in Wisconsin paying an estimated $2.7 million per year in taxes on menstrual products, according to the state Department of Revenue, state Rep. Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) is reviving two bills aimed at lowering that financial burden that impacts only women. > Cap Times
A state budget will be passed one of these days, and it’ll include some of the same sleights of hand that reward those who need it least. Give some credit to the politicians who pull this off, lining the pockets of the rich while claiming to help average Janes and Joes. > Cap Times