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Madison - Governor Scott Walker issued the following statement today on the passing of legislation that requires a 2/3rds vote for any tax increase to pass the legislature.  The legislation received bipartisan support.

“This legislation sends a signal to employees that we will tackle our state budget challenges without raising taxes,” said Governor Scott Walker.  “It also sets a precedent for the future that difficult decisions must be made so that Wisconsin’s economy can grow.  Thanks to Representatives August and Kerkman, and Senators Vukmir and Zipperer for their support.”