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Thursday, February 16, 2012

 5:49 PM 

Clark attempts to pull small business tax credit bill to floor

Rep. Fred Clark, D-Baraboo, made a pulling motion to bring AB 90, which would offer grants in order to finance purchases that would qualify for tax credits. Clark said that he thought that the bill needed to include some version of jobs legislation if he state was going to have any chance to rebound from a sagging economy.

"We're passing bills defining who can shoot a crossbow at a rough fish ... this calendar isn't just light, it's depressing. You're presiding over the dissolution of the state of Wisconsin, here."

Rep. Dan Meyer, R-Eagle River, said Dems had the opportunity to pass these bills 14 months ago and chose a tax hike instead.

"Do you remember what you did, you ran the whole place, why didn't you pass those jobs bills then?" Meyer asked. "Your first economic development package was to raise the taxes on businesses by $1.2 billion."

The motion was turned away 37-58.


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