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'Return It to Taxpayers' Pockets': Hudson's Legislators Respond to $1B State Budget Surplus

'This money belongs to Wisconsin taxpayers, said Rep. Knudson. 'Another opportunity to return tax dollars to hardworking taxpayers,' Sen. Harsdorf said.

'Return It to Taxpayers' Pockets': Hudson's Legislators Respond to $1B State Budget Surplus
Hudson's representatives in the Wisconsin Legislature reacted quickly Thursday to news of a nearly $1 billion state budget surplus

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State Rep. Dean Knudson

“These numbers are excellent news, and also provide clear and incontrovertible evidence that the reforms implemented by Governor Walker and the Republican legislature are working. This money belongs to Wisconsin taxpayers, and I look forward to returning it to their pockets. I wholeheartedly support Governor Walker’s plan for a combination of income and property tax reform—this will ensure immediate relief for those who need and deserve it most.”


State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf

“The latest revenue figures and the budget surplus are great news for Wisconsin residents. The surplus provides us with another opportunity to return tax dollars to hardworking taxpayers, as well as providing greater budget stability through the rainy day fund. ...

“Our state’s economic growth and the prudent budgeting by the State Legislature are continuing to pay off for taxpayers. The reforms we have passed in recent years are still working to balance the budget, control spending, and encourage economic growth. ... 

“As the legislative session wraps up this spring, I look forward to working on delivering further tax relief while continuing to focus on improving our economy and jobs climate. I am thrilled that we will be able to continue putting taxpayers first by building on the tax relief we have already enacted this session.” 

What do you think state government should do with the projected budget surplus? Leave a comment below. 

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