Walkers First Bill Signings. Not Job-Related, says Shilling
Jennifer Shilling says she had in mind something more job-related. The La Crosse democratic state rep says that's what she expected in the legislative special session that Wisconsin governor Scott Walker called shortly after getting sworn in this month. That's why she's not a big fan of one of the first measures passed in the session: a tax credit for health savings accounts. Shilling says, the measure comes with a fiscal estimate of $48 million for the state. She wonders what parts of government will have to be cut to pay for the new tax credit. No ideas from Republicans on that one yet, she says. Walker signs the HSA bill and tort reform legislation into law today. His first bill signings as governor.