Wisconsin Legislature sends $250 million tax cut to governor

NOW: Wisconsin Legislature sends $250 million tax cut to governor

NEXT:

Updated: 12:48 p.m. on Feb. 20, 2020 

By TODD RICHMOND and SCOTT BAUER Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Legislature has sent a $250 million income tax cut to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who appears likely to veto it.

Both the Senate and Assembly voted to pass the tax cut Thursday on mostly party line votes. Evers has not said whether he will sign the measure.

Republicans introduced it after new estimates projected the state would have a $620 million budget surplus by the middle of next year.

Evers instead wants to tap the surplus to lower property taxes and spend more on K-12 schools. Republicans have refused to take up his $250 million plan.

------

Published: 8:56 a.m. on Feb. 20, 2020 

By TODD RICHMOND and SCOTT BAUER Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Senate has voted along party lines to pass a Republican-authored $250 million income tax cut. The Senate voted Thursday morning on the plan.

It's up for a vote later in the day in the Assembly. Approval there would send it to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.He has not said whether he'll sign it. Evers has been pushing lawmakers to spend $250 million on schools, but they've refused to take up his proposal.

The Assembly is also voting on a farm aid package and other proposals as it meets for the final time this session.

Share this article: