Governor Walker has been traveling the state talking about his proposed child tax credit. Today he was in Menomonie. Under the tax credit, any family in Wisconsin with children younger than 18 still living at home would be eligible to receive $100 per child.
Walker says the Department of Revenue estimates there are more than 600,000 households in the state that would be eligible.
This past fiscal year the state finished with more than a half billion-dollar surplus.
“Every person, every parent with a child under the age of 18 will be eligible if they’re a resident in the state of Wisconsin, have a child living with them, or multiple children living with them…”
If passed, the tax credit would cost an estimated 122-million dollars, and people could start signing up on-line for the tax credit starting May 15.