Madison - On Tuesday, State Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) and State Representative John Nygren (R-Marinette), the Co-Chairs of the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee, released the following statement regarding the impact of a massive tax increase by the Illinois Legislature:
"It took the state of Illinois three years to pass a budget and they still got it wrong. We welcome Illinois taxpayers and businesses who are ready to flee the 32% tax hike passed by their state legislature.
"Here in Wisconsin, we expect to pass another budget that will continue to lower the tax burden, create jobs, and protect our most vulnerable populations. Our budget will address the loss of revenue from their tax hike. However, we expect that effect will be temporary as more and more companies are taxed out of Illinois.
"Unlike our neighbors to the south, we will continue to prioritize our state's taxpayers. As the end of the budget process draws near, we look forward to approving a budget bill that will continue to move Wisconsin forward."