Stories tagged: "state budget"

Capitol TV Reruns
We Deserve Better Than More Summer Reruns by Wisconsin Republicans

Once the writers’ strike is over, can someone help the GOP write a tax cut bill, a plan for affordable childcare, and an election strategy that doesn’t depend on nullifying results they don’t like?

Wisconsin Budget
Here’s Why Folks Will Be Talking About Gov. Tony Evers’ Budget Moves 402 Years from Now

The governor modified the Republicans’ 2023-25 state budget bill with partial vetoes that scale back the GOP’s tax cuts for the very wealthy and provide public schools with a minimum level of funding until 2425.

Gov. Tony Evers signs the 2021-23 state budget bill. (Contributed photo)
Republican Budget Bill Heads to the Governor’s Desk Amid Calls for Evers to Veto It

Gov. Tony Evers must decide what to do with a budget that uses much of a record surplus on tax cuts for the wealthy, makes cuts to the UW System, kills a childcare affordability program, and fails to eliminate an 1849 abortion ban.

State Capitol
On Cutting Taxes, Republicans Should Use Evers’ ‘Bounce Back’ Approach. Instead, They ‘Fox-Conned’ Their Tax Cut.

Our tax dollars go a lot further when we invest in all 72 counties, not just one. The same can be said for tax cuts that benefit all income brackets, not just the highest ones.

(Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
Wisconsin’s Infrastructure in Need of Repair, but GOP Blocks Funding

We elect leaders who will spend our tax dollars wisely. Throwing billions toward tax cuts for the super-rich does nothing to keep roads and bridges from crumbling and tumbling.

State Capitol dome interior
What a Waste: Squandering Most of a Massive Budget Surplus on Tax Breaks for Millionaires Robs Wisconsin of So Much

Republicans in the Legislature didn’t surprise anyone by taking the most fiscally irresponsible position possible with $7 billion, but it still stings to see how a win-win deal was right in front of them and then rejected.

The Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
Republicans Want to Spend $3.5 Billion on Tax Cuts for the Very Wealthy

Legislators will face harsh criticism for giving $0 to a childcare program, broadband expansion, more stable health insurance coverage, and family leave while cutting the UW budget to pay for millionaires’ big break.