Governor Walker rejects criticism of his budget's proposed income tax cut, saying it's a "drastic turn" from past budgets.
"The state budgets enacted prior to my tenure contained massive tax increases and contributed to huge job losses and high unemployment," Walker says. He argues the biggest percentage of the proposed tax relief would go to those making between $20,000 and $60,000 annually, and that he wants this cut to be "just the beginning of the income tax relief we can provide in this and future budgets."
Listen to Governor Walker's full address. (1:28)
Democratic Senator Julie Lassa lauds the Senate's passage of funding for workforce training grants this week but says the state must do more.
She calls on Republicans to take up a bill that would allow small businesses to access tax credits in the form of grants for businesses development, saying those businesses "are struggling to find access to capital that would allow them to grow and create more jobs."
Listen to Sen. Lassa's full address. (1:50)
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