If Governor Scott Walker has his way, most adults would have to work to be eligible for the state's long running Homestead tax credit.
Part of Walker's proposed state budget would make able bodied adults younger than 62 have jobs to claim the Homestead credit, which is designed to help with housing taxes for low income homeowners and renters. Seniors and the disabled would be exempt from the work mandate, which would take effect in 2018 if Walker's fellow Republicans in the Legislature go along with it. For those who remain eligible, Walker would resume automatic increases in the Homestead credit to inflation -- something the G-O-P cut out in 2011, after former Democratic Governor Jim Doyle approved it in 2009. Last year, almost 200-thousand low income residents obtained 98-million dollars in Homestead credits.