PowerUp: Sen. Chris Kapenga on ending income tax

Empower Wisconsin | Dec. 28, 2022

MADISON — With Wisconsin sitting on a projected $6.6 billion surplus, there’s a
lot of agreement from Republicans on the need to deeply cut taxes this budget
session. Just how to deliver tax relief, however, is where the agreement ends.

Some, like Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg) want to move
the Badger State to a flat income tax of 3.5 percent. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos
(R-Rochester) recently told Wispolitics he’s “not going to die” on the flat tax hill,
though he’s weighing all options for significant tax cuts.

Senate President Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) said he supports joining the nine
states without an income tax.

“I think that, if we’re going to do this (tax cuts) and we’re going to do something
bold and we’re really going to attract workers to the state and bring more families
to the state, (we should) go to no income tax like Florida,” he told Empower
Wisconsin’s M.D. Kittle Tuesday on the Vicki McKenna Show.

Sen. Chris Kapenga is our guest on today’s edition of PowerUp, Empower
Wisconsin’s podcast.

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2 responses to “PowerUp: Sen. Chris Kapenga on ending income tax”

  1. Max Gunnar Avatar
    Max Gunnar

    It’s annoying how Chris pretends to be from Detroit. Also, he doesn’t have “bulging biceps.” Not anywhere near.

  2. Mary Ameigh Avatar
    Mary Ameigh

    I’ve lived in Florida – no state income tax. Roads are great there too (yeah no winter). Our son lives in New Hampshire – no state income tax and great roads, great plowing and good schools. Get rid of income tax.

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