Walker: Wisconsin should consider ending income tax

The way Wisconsin collects taxes could see a big overhaul following Gov. Scott Walker’s current review of the state tax code. In an interview last week with WisPolitics.com, Walker said he is envious of states that have done away with income taxes and indicated that he might support raising Wisconsin’s sales tax to help compensate for a loss of revenue if the income tax is killed.

“Any discussion about this clearly should involve an outright elimination [of the income tax],” Walker told the site.

Democrats responded to the idea with skepticism.

“Once again, Gov. Walker is floating the most extreme, anti-middle class policies possible so he can propose a marginally less anti-middle-class policy and appear moderate,” said Senate Minority Leader Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee).