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State Assembly expected to cast multiple votes Tuesday

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Lawmakers in the state Assembly will vote on an array of proposals Tuesday.

On the top of their to-do list is whether or not to approve Governor Walker's $504 Million tax cut proposal. The bill would reduce individual income tax rates and provides property tax relief.

Legislators will also vote on a constitutional amendment that would make it more difficult to raise taxes in Wisconsin. It would require a two-thirds majority vote before taxes can be raised.

Lawmakers are scheduled to vote on a proposal to spend $35 Million on worker training initiatives, as well. The worker training money would go to help technical colleges train people for high-demand jobs as well as do more to help find work for people with developmental disabilities.

The Assembly will also vote on a bill that would increase spending on highway projects this year by $43 Million. It accelerates spending on 11 projects in Brown, Calumet, Door, Douglas, Langlade, Lincoln, Monroe, Outagamie, Sauk, Taylor and Walworth counties. The projects include maintenance, road resurfacing, pavement replacement and bridge rehabilitation.

A vote will be held on a proposal to eliminate the state treasurer. The move would make Wisconsin one of five states without the position. The state can't eliminate the position once someone is elected this November, making the earliest the treasurer could be abolished is January 2019.

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