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Democrats want to wait on tax cut vote planned for Tuesday

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MADISON (CBS 58) -- State lawmakers say there will be a vote on Tuesday in Madison on a middle class tax cut bill.

Republicans say the tax cut would achieve one of Governor Evers' campaign promises.

The GOP wants to use $340-million in the budget surplus to pay for it.

Last week, Governor Evers rolled out his plan, saying he wants to cap tax credits for manufacturers and other funds in the budget to pay for the tax break.

"What Tony Evers gets is his tax plan, the only difference again, is how we pay for it. Tony raises taxes on some to cut taxes for others. We say we have enough money in state government using the surplus to pay for the tax cut," said Rep. Jim Steineke, Assembly Majority Leader.

"We should be debating revenue and expenditure in the budget, not with standalone legislation. We would all like to see a middle class tax cut and maybe we can find a compromise somewhere along the way," said Rep. Gordon Hintz, Assembly Majority Leader.

If the bill does pass on Tuesday, it could be on the Senate floor for a vote as soon as Wednesday. 

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