How can a party claim to be the party that is reducing taxes when one of their budget proposals is a tax increase?
GOP tries to cut state tax credit program
For Wilma Mitchell of Waupun, $700 is a lot of money.
That 's the amount the 63-year-old retired factory worker usually receives each year through a state tax credit on the property taxes on her three-bedroom home. That 's also the amount Mitchell stands to lose under cuts to a tax credit program for low-income homeowners and renters contained in the Assembly Republican budget.
The changes to the Homestead Tax Credit would strip single residents under 65 like Mitchell out of the program -- $80 million in net cuts to the program over two years that would affect more than 81,000 state residents, according to the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau.