MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is rolling out the welcome mat to Illinois businesses hours after lawmakers there approved a 66 percent income tax increase.
Walker has proposed tax cuts on small businesses in Wisconsin and those that move to the state. He said those measures and others will make Wisconsin a more welcoming place to do business and on Tuesday and again on Wednesday he specifically targeted companies in Illinois.
The Republican referenced an old Wisconsin advertising campaign that targeted Illinois called “Escape to Wisconsin.” Walker said he is renewing that call to Illinois businesses, encouraging them to “Escape to Wisconsin.”
Walker said, “You are welcome here. Our talented work force stands ready to help you grow and prosper.”