MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Outgoing Assembly Speaker Mike Huebsch says the Republicans who controlled the chamber for the past 14 years should be proud of their legacy.
Huebsch says it includes reforming welfare, cutting state income taxes and helping keep property taxes in check by putting caps on local spending and teacher pay.
Huebsch says the state income tax cuts passed in 1997 alone have saved residents more than $13 billion.
He led the chamber for the last two years of Republican rule, which ended when Democrats won a majority of the 99 seats in last week's election.
Assembly Republicans on Monday selected Rep. Jeff Fitzgerald of Horicon to be the minority leader. Fitzgerald says his top priority will be winning back the majority in 2010.