ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Wisconsin has settled an old tax-reciprocity debt owed to Minnesota.

The Minnesota Department of Revenue said Tuesday that Minnesota has received a payment of $59.7 million from Wisconsin under the former reciprocity agreement between the two states.

Under the agreement, taxpayers who lived in one state but worked in the other could file a single income-tax return. The agreement called for the states to reimburse each other, but Wisconsin always ended up owing Minnesota because more Wisconsin residents used the arrangement.

The Wisconsin Legislature approved the payment as part of the state budget. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker plans a news conference Wednesday in Hudson to discuss the payment.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton thanked Walker for making the payment. Dayton believes residents of both states would benefit from a new agreement.

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Comments (15)
  1. Jake says:

    THANK YOU, Governor Walker, for paying your obligations to this state, and for trying to do the RIGHT THING.

  2. P SMITH says:

    IT’s about time how long have they owed us this money ? I’m serprised the cheesy gov didn’t wait until he was about to leave office. Walker still needs to be impeached!

    1. john st.paul says:

      The last Governor owed that money and he was a Democrat, so be mad at him.

  3. john st.paul says:

    if he was a democrat he would of not payed. Thank you for being a great republican, wish our clueless Governor would do his job.

    1. P SMITH says:

      thats a oxy -moron if i ever heard one ……………..great republican what drugs are you no must be great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. Jon says:

        P Smith, do you ever back up any of your statements or just throw your ass-hat into the breeze?

  4. common sence says:

    He did it because he balance his state Budget unlike our booze hound . Go figure all of the New Republican gov. balanced there budgets on time without raising taxes..

  5. DARREN says:

    Governor Walker, A man with Integrity. Our Governor could learn alot form him.

  6. Thanks WI says:

    let’s subtract this repayment from Dayton’s bottom line right off the bat. Honestly, I never thought we’d see this money. I thought they would repay, someday, in cheese and beer.

  7. concerned citizen says:

    and now our poor leaders will split the money between them and take another holiday business as usall in mn

  8. Ted says:

    Walker must have got the money from those millionare teachers.

  9. Alfred says:

    Dayton will take payment in beer and cheese.

  10. Ashamed of mankind says:

    TEd is funny…

  11. George Washington says:

    Liberals are licking their chops. They can’t wait to find ways to spend it.

  12. Rico Suave rides! says:

    It’s a lot easier to pay your bills when you’re not blowing half your budget on a bunch of dead weight (union public employees). Dayton should try it for MN. We’d have money to burn. Stay thirsty my friends.

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