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Gov. Scott Walker credited Sen. Sheila Harsdorf's championing of the Wisconsin-Minnesota tax reciprocity challenge as a catalyst for Gov. Mark Dayton's recent pledge to work on restoring an agreement which will make it easier for residents from both states who work across the border. Shown from left are Walker, Wisconsin Secretary of Revenue Rick Chandler, and Harsdorf. Steve Dzubay photo

Wisconsin wires $60 million to Minnesota

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HUDSON -- He didn't come check in hand. The money had been wired the evening of Tuesday, July 12. But Gov. Scott Walker held a press conference last Wednesday morning, July 13, to announce that Wisconsin has paid off its $60 million tax reciprocity debt to Minnesota.


The announcement that Wisconsin has paid the $59,719,000 -- due last December -- was made at Airworthy Aerospace, a Hudson company with 50 workers, about 40% of whom live in Minnesota.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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