MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ Governor Scott Walker is promising that property taxes will not increase through 2018 if he is re-elected this year.
Walker made the commitment during a speech Wednesday before the Wisconsin Realtors Association.
Walker is not releasing details of how he will do it, saying only that it will involve a mixture of spending restraints on local governments and aid from the state.
A property tax cut proposal Walker is pushing through the Legislature this year relies on replacing property tax money raised by technical colleges with state money.
A spokesman for Walker's Democratic challenger Mary Burke calls Walker's promise ``empty political rhetoric'' given that he pledged four years ago to create 250,000 private sector jobs in four years but the state is only about to get halfway there.