Stories tagged: "tax cut"


Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers signs the Reublican-written state budget that includes a $2 billion income tax cut on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at Cumberland Elementary School in Whitefish Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)
‘So Disappointing’: Advocates Hope for Justice Reform, School Funding, and More Broadband Expansion After State Budget Falls Short

Justice reform, school funding, and broadband expansion are still in need of action, advocates say.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) speaks Tuesday ahead of the Assembly's vote on the 2021-23 state budget. He described the Republican-authored budget as "forward-looking" because it centers on a massive tax cut rather than spending more money on services like schools. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
‘Back to Basics’ or ‘Forward-Looking’? Divided Assembly Passes Budget After Hours of Debate

Republicans heralded their budget as a game-changer due to its focus on cutting taxes, but Democrats were quick to point out missed opportunities to use the state’s historic surplus.

Joint Finance Committee co-chair Sen. Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green), left, answers a question on the Republicans' tax cut proposal at a press conference on June 17 with Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg), center, and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester), right. (Screenshot via WisconsinEye)
GOP Budget Includes School Spending Increase, Tax Cuts—but There Are a Few Big Catches

GOP lawmakers say they’ve increased funding for schools and cut taxes for the middle class. It's true on paper, but leaves out some key context.

The Assembly chamber in the Wisconsin Capitol. (Photo © Andy Manis)
GOP Threatens Override Try If Evers Vetoes Tax Cut

Republicans pass $250 million in income tax cuts Thursday over Governor’s proposal to spend that same amount on public education

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Dems Delay GOP Vote on a Surplus Plan That Skips Schools

As taxpayers keep getting asked to help out, one local referendum fails by a single vote.