MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a Republican, on Monday signed into law a measure that uses the state's projected surplus to give a tax break of more than $500 million to workers and property owners. The law puts into place $504 million in tax cuts, consisting of $406 million in property tax relief and a $98 million state income tax break for those in the lowest tax bracket. A typical state homeowner will see a $100 reduction in property taxes and a worker who makes $40,000 will save about $58 annually, according to the governor's office. "This is a great day for the hardworking taxpayers of Wisconsin," Walker said in a statement. The Republican-led state Assembly voted 61-35 along party lines to approve the measure last Tuesday, two weeks after it was approved by the state Senate. Critics of the legislation have said the surplus should be used to create jobs, offset spending cuts to public education and to pay down debt. Walker, who is running for re-election this year, has vowed to funnel most of Wisconsin's projected surplus to residents through tax breaks. The state was estimated to have a $911 million surplus at the end of its biennial budget in June of 2015, according to fiscal documents. (Reporting by Brendan O'Brien; editing by Scott Malone and Matthew Lewis)
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Sergei Karpukhin/ReutersTwo explosions at major Russian military bases, including the Dyagilevo base near Ryazan just 150 miles from Moscow, mean the war in Ukraine has come right to Vladimir Putin’s doorstep. The explosions—which may have been missile or drone strikes but that has yet to be confirmed—suggest that whoever is behind them wanted to strike fear right in the heart of Russia.The second explosion struck the Engels-2 base, from which Tu-95 bombers have been pummeling Ukraine’s infrastr
Chris Christie's niece bit and kicked deputies trying to escort her off a Spirit Airlines flight after she asked passengers who she thought were Latino if they were 'smuggling cocaine,' report says
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Before Sunday, Ezekiel Elliott had started all 97 games of his career dating back to 2016. He was benched in the 98th game for disciplinary reasons.
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It felt cruel to watch Jeff Saturday leave Matt Ryan in against the Cowboys
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The gun, sold in the U.S., is the “most dangerous” for whoever uses it, the lawsuit states.
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Barbiecore meets Baywatch.
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