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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke says no one can argue with a tax cut

UNDATED, WI (WTAQ) - The only Democrat who's running for governor at the moment says she's all in favor of cutting taxes. 

However, Mary Burke tells the Associated Press she's concerned about the long-term effects of giving 100-million-dollars back to taxpayers. 

Burke, a former state commerce secretary and Trek Bicycle executive, said nobody can argue with a tax cut -- but people also have to look at the longer view. 

The non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau said the tax cut, plus new GOP job creation bills, would raise the deficit for the next budget in 2015 to around $725-million. 

That's about a-third higher than before, but still much less than deficits facing lawmakers since the late 1990's. 

The proposed tax cut was endorsed by the Joint Finance Committee Tuesday.

It is expected to pass the full Senate this afternoon. 

Meanwhile, Burke also said she would have taken the $119-million offered by the federal government to expand Medicaid under Obama-care. 

Republican Governor Scott Walker rejected the funding, saying the state would be left holding the bag when the extra federal money runs dry.

The federal government would have fully funded the expansion for three years, then the state would have to kick in 10% after that.