Breaking down the political issues with Gov. Walker

Published 02/26 2014 08:01PM

Updated 02/26 2014 10:25PM

MADISON, Wis. (WFRV)--Cutting taxes is one of Gov. Scott Walker's many promises as he gears up for his third election.

"People like lower taxes.  That's probably not surprising, Walker said.

Under his newest tax bill, he's proposing to cut property taxes by $406 million.

He said that's good news for homeowners because they'll be saving more than $520 a year.

"We think it's also particularly good news for the real estate business because it's one more way we move a barrier particularly for new families and for others seeking to live their piece of the american dream, Walker said.

After a busy week in Washington D.C., we caught up with Walker at the Wisconsin's Realtor Association, in Madison, to break down the important issues for voters.

For him, that means tax cuts and job creation.

Walker said, "We want to send a powerful message here that it's our goal to make sure that property taxes continue to go down."

Walker is also proposing to cut income tax by more than $98 million and is considering striking state income tax all together.

If we were ever to look at changes in income taxes, what would be the trade off? do you reduce spending through revenue growth and other parts of the budget or through other changes?" he said.

While he focuses on putting more money back into the pockets of tax payers, he won't make any promises to support raising minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

"We're going to create jobs that more than double the minimum wage proposal they have and we're going to do it by helping businesses create those jobs, not by putting barriers to create them in the first place, Walker said.

To stimulate job growth, he's pouring more money into worker training programs and technical colleges. that way employers have strong candidates to fill open positions. 

"What I think people want is more jobs."

So how will he create more jobs?

Walker said he'll release more details when he launches his campaign in the spring.

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