Blueprint for Prosperity

Office of the Lt. Gov, Rebecca Kleefisch - Press Release

Rebecca Kleefisch: Tax reform topic of today’s discussion

- Press Release

We are all familiar with Ben Franklin’s common wisdom that in this world nothing is certain except death and taxes.

While that may be true, that doesn’t mean that taxes have to be too high, too burdensome or too confusing for taxpayers to understand and afford. That’s why I’m in La Crosse today to talk tax reform.

Through our first three years in office, Gov. Scott Walker and the Legislature have cut taxes by more than $1.5 billion, and he just introduced a new plan to take that number to $2 billion in total tax relief.

Blueprint for Prosperity

Governor Walker’s administration is committed to providing tax relief to Wisconsin’s families, farmers, seniors, and employers. Thanks to prudent fiscal management and a growing economy, Wisconsin had a $911 million projected surplus at the start of 2014.

In his State of the State address, Governor Walker proposed giving the vast majority of that money back to the hard-working taxpayers who earned it. Called "The Blueprint for Prosperity", this plan provides $406 million in property tax relief and $100 million in income tax relief. It also updated the withholding tables, so Wisconsin taxpayers can keep more of the money that they earn in their own pockets. Ultimately, the average Wisconsin family in a median-value home will see over $680 in relief – money that they can budget for, money they can count on.

Visit to learn more about Governor Walker's "Blueprint for Prosperity", and how the Walker adminstration is committed to moving Wisconsin forward.