Wisconsin Governor Proposes Tax Deduction

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Child care costs of up to six-thousand dollars per family would be tax deductible under a proposal Governor Doyle announced today.

Doyle says his plan would save a family with two children in child care about 400 dollars a year. The governor says it would cost the state 16 million dollars and benefit more than 100-thousand families.

Any tax cut Doyle would propose is subject to approval by the Legislature, which currently is controlled by Republicans.

The child care plan is the second tax cut proposal Doyle has announced in three weeks. Last month Doyle said he would propose exempting all health insurance premiums from state taxes, which comes with a 50 million dollar cost.