Tax Breaks Category Archive


  • Tamarine Cornelius: Let’s Curb State Manufacturing Tax Credit

    One Wisconsin Now showed that, in the four years between 2013 and 2016, Kimberly-Clark paid a grand total for $1 in state income taxes.

    Superior Telegram, 02/19/2019
  • Other Views: Let’s Curb State Manufacturing Tax Credit

    One Wisconsin Now showed that, in the four years between 2013 and 2016, Kimberly-Clark paid a grand total of $1 in state income taxes.

    Janesville Gazette, 02/15/2019
  • Republicans Discover the Middle Class

    As research by the liberal group One Wisconsin Now has found, “Vos’ financial disclosures reveal his personal wealth...

    Urban Milwaukee, 02/14/2019
  • Questions Raised About Assembly Speaker Robin Vos Benefiting From State Tax Loophole

    Robin Vos has a history of mixing policy, politics and personal business that casts a shadow over this tax debate.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/06/2019
  • Foxconn-style Subsidy for Kimberly-Clark Up for Hearing Before Legislative Panel

    Kimberly-Clark has paid almost no state income taxes ... which largely shields such businesses from tax liability, according to One Wisconsin Now.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 11/14/2018
  • GOP Pushes Tax Giveaway Plan That Pays More for Fewer Jobs

    It’s outrageous that Republicans in the legislature are trying to put state taxpayers on the hook for $100 million or more for a corporation.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/14/2018
  • GOP Lawmakers Call Extraordinary Session on Foxconn-style Aid Package for Paper Giant Kimberly Clark

    Kimberly-Clark has paid almost no state income taxes ... according to liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 10/03/2018
  • Scott Walker, GOP Seek Lame Duck Session to Send $100 Million to Corporation That’s Had $1 in Net State Tax Since 2013

    Scott Fitzgerald said he will ask for an extraordinary session after the November election to consider a $100 million incentive package for Kimberly-Clark.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/02/2018
  • Lawmakers To Vote After Election On $100M Tax Deal For Kimberly-Clark

    Liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now criticized GOP leaders for pushing the vote after the election.

    Wisconsin Public Radio, 10/02/2018
  • Desperate Scott Walker Wants to Hand Out More Election-Year Corporate Welfare

    Scott Walker wants to write another election-year check for corporate welfare instead of investing Wisconsin tax dollars into Wisconsin.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/01/2018
  • Plain Talk: Kimberly-Clark’s Gone Too Far With Corporate Greed

    That's interesting in light of the fact that One Wisconsin Now has reported that K-C paid a total of $1 in state taxes the past four years.

    Capital Times, 09/17/2018
  • Kimberly-Clark Wants Wisconsin’s Commitment on Tax Incentives

    One Wisconsin Now recently said that Kimberly-Clark is pressuring the state for tax incentives, even though it pays virtually no income taxes to Wisconsin.

    Bloomberg, 09/17/2018
  • One Wisconsin Now Statements on Scott Walker Latest Corporate Welfare Scheme

    Kimberly-Clark has had $1 in Wisconsin state net tax burden the last four years available. Now Gov. Walker is calling for the passage of a giveaway.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/14/2018
  • Scott Walker Noncommittal to Fiserv Incentive Package in Wake of Arena Naming Rights Deal

    Despite approving a legislative aid package, Gov. Scott Walker Thursday sounded noncommittal to awarding $12.5 million in incentives to Fiserv after the firm paid for naming rights to the new Milwaukee Bucks...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 08/02/2018
  • Kimberly-Clark Tax Incentive Bill Appears Dead

    A tax break package designed to stop giant papermaker Kimberly-Clark from eliminating 600 jobs in northeast Wisconsin appears to be dead in the state Legislature. Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said...

    Associated Press, 03/20/2018
  • Wisconsin Assembly, Walker Propose Child Rebate, Tax Holiday

    Wisconsin families with school-aged children would receive a one-time $100 tax rebate this summer and state sales tax would be waived on certain purchases the first weekend in August under a deal...

    Chicago Tribune, 02/11/2018
  • Walker Says Tax Credits Could Go to Other Paper Companies

    Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that proposed job-retention tax credits for consumer products giant Kimberly-Clark Corp. could be extended to other paper companies if there are “significant opportunities” to retain and add...

    Associated Press, 02/07/2018
  • GOP Enthusiasm Cools for Walker’s Proposed Child Credit

    Republican enthusiasm for Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed $122 million child rebate appears to be cooling. Walker proposed Wednesday giving every family $100 for each child living at home under age 18. The...

    Associated Press, 01/25/2018
  • The Republicans’ Choice: Tax Giveaways for the Wealthy and Corporations Instead of Help for Hard Working Student Loan Borrowers

    Republicans could have paid off the student loan debt of every American with what they’re willing to pile on to the federal deficit with their tax scheme.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/02/2018
  • Will Sen. Ron Johnson Put His Own Pocketbook Before Principle?

    Rush is On to Pass GOP Tax Giveaway That Could Include ‘Badger Bribe’ Before Newly-Elected Democratic U.S. Senator Doug Jones Takes Seat

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/13/2017
  • Senator Ron Johnson’s ‘Seat at the Table’ Doesn’t Include an Actual Seat at the Table

    Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson was left off conference committee on GOP tax giveaway after bragging he would personally protect his ‘Badger Bribe’

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/08/2017
  • The Federal Tax Code Is the Latest Weapon in GOP Assault on Higher Education

    Several provisions in the tax bill being advanced by Congressional Republicans target student loan borrowers, students, and the schools they attend.

    The Progressive, 12/04/2017
  • Ron Johnson Gets His ‘Badger Bribe’ to Vote for Disastrous Tax Cut Plan

    Ron Johnson was bought off by getting his company a new tax break and he didn’t even hide it. If this ‘Badger Bribe’ isn’t a crime, it should be.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/01/2017
  • Once Again, Speaker Paul Ryan Talks to Business Lobby, Ducks Constituents

    Paul Ryan today is genuflecting before the state’s big business lobby about the Trump-Ryan plan to hand out tax breaks to the super rich.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/16/2017
  • Gov. Scott Walker Mum on Trump-Pence-Ryan Proposed Tax Hike on Wisconsin

    Hardworking Wisconsin Taxpayers Could Be Paying More So Wealthy, Multi-National Corporations Can Pay Less

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/28/2017
  • Walker Defends Plan to End State Property Tax

    Gov. Scott Walker is defending provisions in the state budget that would end the state’s portion of the property tax.Walker said during an interview the “Jerry Bader Show on WTAQ radio in...

    Associated Press, 05/26/2017
  • Gov. Scott Walker Mum on Wisconsin GOP Lawmakers’ Roads Plan, Cautious on Flat tax

    Gov. Scott Walker signaled skepticism Wednesday of any quick approval of a proposed flat income tax even as he repeatedly held off on commenting on most parts of a larger tax and...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/03/2017
  • Walker’s Tax Handout for Private School Kids

    The annual tuition for Madison Country Day School in Waunakee is $16,490 for first grade and rises to $17,800 for high school. That’s unaffordable, of course, for most people. Wealthy families choose...

    Isthmus, 04/27/2017
  • Battle Over Manufacturing Tax Break Continues

    One Wisconsin Now said the Walker administration itself could not back up any claims of job growth due to the credit.

    Lakeland Times, 04/25/2017
  • Study: Manufacturing Tax Credit Added 21,000 Jobs

    One Wisconsin Now sought records from the Department of Revenue to back up a claim that the credit was creating jobs. The department said it did not have any records.

    Milwaukee Business News, 04/19/2017
  • Tax Credit Loophole Cost State $27 Million Over Past 4 Years

    A tax credit loophole slated for elimination in Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal has already cost the state $27 million over the past four years, according to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau. The...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/21/2017
  • Appleton City Council Urges Gov. Walker to Act to Close Dark Store Loophole

    If tax refunds from Appleton to large retailers using what’s known as the “dark store” tax loophole continue, homeowners and small business owners could see their property taxes increase another $140 a...

    Appleton Post-Crescent, 02/23/2017
  • Gov. Walker Pro-cheese

    Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law the first bill to pass the Legislature this session, a measure designed to help Wisconsin’s cheese industry. Walker on Thursday signed the bill making it...

    Associated Press, 02/16/2017
  • Gov. Walker Budget Includes Fix to Close a Loophole in Controversial Tax Credit

    Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed 2017-19 budget aims to eliminate an unintended overlap in the state’s tax laws that allows some Wisconsin businesses to claim two credits on the same income. The overlap...

    Capital Times, 02/15/2017
  • Opponent Prepare to Oppose Another Attempt of Gov. Walker to Cap Historic Redevelopment Tax Credit

    Historic preservationists are preparing for another fight with Gov. Scott Walker over his proposed capping of a popular tax credit program used to restore and maintain historic properties. Walker proposed in his...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 02/11/2017
  • Walker: Increase Tax Credit for Working Poor

    Gov. Scott Walker wants to increase a tax credit for Wisconsin’s working poor that he cut in 2011, which could help 130,000 families. “Families are the foundation of our society,” Walker said...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 02/02/2017
  • Rexnord Workers Caught in Trump Vs. Union War of Words

    “Tax credits are the government putting their finger on the scale,” said Jenni Dye, research director for One Wisconsin Now, a liberal public policy group in Madison.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/09/2016
  • Rep. Kathy Bernier’s Twisted Tax Logic: Giveaways to Millionaires, Sales Tax Hikes for the Middle Class

    A tax loophole Rep. Kathy Bernier voted to create is projected to give an average break of $120,000 to the millionaire Wisconsinites who claim it.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/27/2016
  • Dan Feyen Looking to Cash In On Support for Tax Break for Millionaires

    Dan Feyen supports a massive tax break for the wealthy and corporations that will send an average of $120,000 to Wisconsin millionaires who claim the credit.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/20/2016
  • Duey’s Dirty Dealings: State Sen. Stroebel Takes State, Federal Government Handouts, Reports No State Tax Liability in Multiple Years, Tries to Cut Pay of Hard Working Wisconsinites

    State Sen. Stroebel Takes State, Federal Government Handouts, Reports No State Tax Liability in Multiple Years, Tries to Cut Pay of Hard Working Wisconsinites.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/08/2016
  • One Wisconsin Now to State Big Business Lobby: ‘Invitation Accepted’

    We’ll debate whoever the state big business lobby wants about this giveaway of millions of our tax dollars to a handful of multimillionaires anytime, anywhere.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/30/2016
  • Assembly Committee Approves Scott Walker’s College Affordability Bills on Party-line Vote

    Opponents of the legislation have argued those tax breaks are less per year than what some people pay toward their loans each month, and that they only help a small fraction of...

    Capital Times, 01/29/2016
  • Bill Would Permit Closing All Tax-subsidized Land, More Cutting of State Forests

    The bill would further restrict authority of DNR foresters to limit timber cuts that would unnecessarily harm wildlife habitat or foul waterways with erosion. The 2015-17 budget signed by Gov. Scott Walker...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 12/09/2015
  • Report: Property Taxes, Rates Drop in Southeastern Wisconsin

    Republicans have repeatedly cut general fund support to K-12 schools and the UW System to pay for tax breaks disproportionately benefiting the wealthy and corporations.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 09/03/2015
  • Guest View: Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Is No Model to Follow

    People who read Gov. Scott Walker’s recent column deserve to know the truth about his record on the economy. Tax cuts for corporation do not create jobs. Education creates jobs, which creates customers for small businesses.

    Holmen Courier-Life, 06/11/2015
  • Scott Walker’s Record on Budgets

    As governor, Scott Walker’s approach has been to reward the wealthy and corporations with tax cuts, both in the budget and through special legislation.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/09/2015
  • Walker’s Factory & Farm Owner Tax Cuts Cost $275 Million More — Twice Original Projections

    A measure tucked into Gov. Walker’s 2011 budget that effectively eliminated state income taxes on owners of factories and farms in Wisconsin is costing way more than predicted and contributing mightily to...

    Capital Times, 03/06/2015
  • Scott Walker Polling Voters on Presidential Run

    Walker’s campaign is polling voters on his planned presidential run, asking favorability questions about various Republican and Democratic candidates, including fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/19/2014