Scott Walker says the state has earned a “reform dividend” from the economic
and fiscal reforms that were put in place over the past six years. He says the
economy is now doing better than it has the last decade and a half and more
people are employed than ever before. He says that along with budgetary reforms
has given the state what he calls a “reform dividend.” He says that has allowed
the state to invest in priorities like the workforce and education. He says it
has also allowed substantial tax relief. He says with the money put in the
budget the state has provided over $8 billion in tax relief over 8 years.
passes income and property taxes will be lower in 2018 than they were in 2010
and the state will be able to eliminate a state tax on property tax bills.