“Again we are looking at a way to provide fiscal certainty, connect the economy to the state services received, get significant fiscal certainty. But we will continue to have the question of increased revenue or reduced services as we go forward.”
– Pat Pitney, Director of Management and Budget, answering questions in the House Finance Committee, admitting that the $325 million the Walker Administration seeks to gain in a payroll tax will cover only half of the fiscal gap she anticipates the state having on an ongoing basis.
In other words, this is just a start. The Walker Administration will be back for more next year.