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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin's budget surplus was projected Thursday to reach nearly $1 billion, money that Gov. Scott Walker and Republican legislative leaders are eyeing for income and property tax cuts.
But news of the $977 million surplus, which was expected for weeks but larger than many anticipated, set off a feeding frenzy in the Capitol among lobbyists, special interest groups and lawmakers.
"Everybody and their cousins from other states will be coming home to get a piece of the money," said Republican Senate President Mike Ellis, who has served through several budget booms and busts since he took office in 1971.
The MSM dislikes success stories... especially from a Conservative. I'm guessing the Justice Department will go after him now...
Governor Walker says return it to the taxpayers because it is theirs !!!
Nevertheless, Ventura was still successful in several initiatives. One of the most notable was the rebate on sales tax. In each year of his administration, Minnesotans received a tax-free check in the late summer. The state was running a budget surplus at the time, and Ventura believed that the money should be returned to the public.