Gov. Scott Walker is not saying whether he favors or opposes the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act that passed the U.S. Senate earlier this month. The bill calls for internet retailers to collect sales tax just like their brick-and-mortar brethren do.
But in a letter to Wisconsin Sens. Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson, the governor said he does know what he would do with the estimated $95 million a year in extra tax revenue.
"I want to make clear, should federal marketplace legislation become law, my intention would be for any resulting additional revenue be used to provide individual income tax relief for Wisconsin's taxpayers," Walker said in a letter sent Wednesday.
Walker said his priority is to "provide tax relief to middle class families, and to foster an environment that promotes job creation."