This Sunday on CW 14 Focus, host Robert Hornacek was joined by two legislators to talk more about the budget.
State Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette), who co-chairs the Joint Finance Committee, was joined by State Sen. Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay).
Nygren and Hansen discussed their thoughts on several budget items, including the expansion of school vouchers and a plan to cut income taxes across the board.
"It's heavily weighted to the wealthy," Hansen said. "If you add all the state and local taxes, people making the big bucks are paying something like 6.3 percent versus the people making $20,000 to $80,000 paying 10.7 percent. So to me, it's not fair and it's not balanced."
"It is true that about 55 percent of the tax reductions will go to people making $100,000 or more," Nygren replied. "But it's also true that the taxes paid by those people equals to 55 percent of the taxes paid so the people that are paying it are getting their money back."
CW 14 Focus is a weekly, half-hour interview program that focuses on the issues important to people in northeast Wisconsin. Each week, Robert Hornacek will sit down with a different guest and go beyond the sound bites. The program will highlight the people making a difference in the community and give viewers an opportunity to get in depth perspective. CW 14 airs Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
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