Republican co-chair of Wis. Legislature's budget committee focuses on tax cuts, not vetoes

  • Updated: June 30, 2013 - 3:50 PM

PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. — The co-chair of the Wisconsin Legislature's Republican-controlled budget committee says he's happy with the state budget that Gov. Scott Walker signed Sunday in Pleasant Prairie.

Republican Rep. John Nygren, of Marinette, says he's not too worried about Walker's vetoes, including those that got rid of provisions allowing bounty hunters in Wisconsin and kicking the independent Center for Investigative Journalism off of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Nygren says committee members would have liked to have everything they wanted, but that never happens.

He says the most important thing is that the budget cuts taxes by nearly $1 billion. That includes a $650 million income tax cut.

Nygren also says he hopes to see more tax cuts in the future, particularly with property taxes, which he thinks are still too high.

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