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Gov. Walker expected to hint at budget plan during State of the State address

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Governor Scott Walker delivers the State of the State address (photo: Wisconsin Radio Network)
Governor Scott Walker delivers the State of the State address (photo: Wisconsin Radio Network)

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Governor Scott Walker is expected to use his State of the State address Tuesday night to hint at what he’ll propose in his state budget package that’s due next month.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says some parts of his speech could be released before the day is done.

Governors of both parties generally give broad objectives in their State of the State addresses – and waiting until the weeks before their budget speeches to drip out details of their biggest proposals.

The Republican Walker has already said he would propose a substantial cut in individual income taxes, to be phased in over several years. He also would not reduce local property taxes but would keep taking steps to limit their increases.

The fine print is not expected to come out before Walker delivers his budget document to the full Legislature. So far, Walker has said very little about his other stated budget objectives – to add jobs, improve worker training, and make more education reforms. 

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