Gov. Walker Open to 'Tweaks' to Tax Cut Plan

By: AP
By: AP

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he is open to making "tweaks" to his half-billion dollar tax cut plan, as Senate Republicans continue closed door discussions about changes they want to see to the plan.

Walker said Wednesday he expects the proposal will pass the Legislature largely as introduced, but he's talking with Senate Republicans about possible changes related to how much money is set aside in the state's rainy day fund.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says his caucus discussed the plan at length on Tuesday night and there are still concerns about increasing the size of the state's structural deficit by $100 million.

The Assembly is moving ahead with a public hearing on the plan Wednesday. Fitzgerald says he doesn't feel pressure for the Senate to act.


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