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10/28/2014 5:15 AM
By Associated Press

Burke votes against Madison school tax increase

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke has voted against raising property taxes as a member of the Madison school board.

The Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/12Wv1uChttp://bit.ly/12Wv1uC ) reports Burke cast the lone "no" vote Monday night. Her vote comes eight days before she faces Gov. Scott Walker in the Nov. 4 election.

Burke voted against a similar tax increase in a preliminary school budget. The school board voted 6-1 to approve the final budget that will increase property taxes about 4 percent.

Burke said she could not support increasing taxes on taxpayers who are being squeezed.

Walker points to Burke's votes as a member of the school board for tax increases in 2012, but then votes in 2013 and in June against them as a sign that she'll do anything to get elected.

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Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsjhttp://www.madison.com/wsj

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