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Area Republican lawmakers promote middle-class tax cut

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Rep. Nancy Vandermeer of Tomah joins three other GOP legislators from the region at a La Crosse news conference on tax relief

Republican lawmakers from western Wisconsin say they want the same thing that new Democratic Governor Tony Evers wants.

Four GOP legislators gathered at Marge’s restaurant in La Crosse to speak with reporters about their party’s plans to provide tax relief from a state budget surplus.

The Assembly members who spoke in La Crosse were Loren Oldenburg, Tony Kurtz, Treig Pronschinske, and Nancy Vandermeer.

Both sides are looking for ways to cut taxes for the middle class in the Badger State.

Four area legislators met with reporters at Marge’s restaurant in La Crosse to describe a GOP plan to use part of the state budget surplus to provide tax relief, rather than raising taxes on businesses.

A key difference between the two sides is in the approach to tax relief.

Evers proposes tax increases for farms and businesses, while the Republicans want to use $300 million from the budget surplus built up under former Governor Scott Walker to provide the tax cuts.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Richard Speth

    January 18, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Just leave the surplus alone. I’m sure it will get eaten up in no time at all. Instead why don’t you take the lottery money that was supposed to be allocated for schools, and give it to them.
    You want to help the middle class; change the overtime rules to time and a half after 8 hours. It benefits families and workers that are FORCED to work long hours one day and before they can get over 40 hours, their hours are cut. It would also give parents more reliability in finding child care.

  2. Richard Wieland

    January 31, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    WHAT SURPLUS???? WHAT ABOUT ALL THE LOANS WALKER NEVER PAID ON????????

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