State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, released her “Cut Costs Plan” this week. Her proposed plan is an effort to combat inflation and “make Washington work for Wisconsin again.”

Godlewski’s plan suggests temporarily suspending the federal gas tax of 18.4 cents per gallon to provide Wisconsinites “…with relief and lower costs for workers and families.” She also promised to work to obtain additional funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for its Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) so that more families can receive support to pay their energy bills.

In her plan, Godlewski also frames investments in renewable energy as a way to reduce future energy costs. She says that she will work to ensure that the state develops a “diverse and robust clean energy portfolio that provides Wisconsinites with good-paying jobs, affordable energy, and insulation from foreign crises.”

To combat isszes in the supply chain, Godlewski’s plan looks to “incentivize domestic manufacturing to easy supply chain slowdowns and help bring home and create new jobs.” In particular, she wishes to address obstacles in the food supply by facilitating local sourcing and making it easier to export American products.

She also lays out a plan to make housing more affordable, including increasing both tax incentives through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Certified Counseling Program.

Additionally, she proposes making the Child Tax Credit permanent, increasing federal antitrust enforcement, implementing a windfall profits tax and a wealth tax, and a permanent middle-class tax cut.

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