Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ budget features tax cuts for the middle class, $2.6 billion for public education, nearly $300 million to repair the Milwaukee Brewers’ stadium and a new family leave program.
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Wisconsin’s estimated budget surplus tops $7 billion
Wisconsin’s projected state budget surplus is now forecast to reach $7.1 billion by July, up more than half a billion dollars from the previous estimate just two months ago.
Does Tony Evers want to use 10% of the Wisconsin state budget surplus to cut taxes?
Yes. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has proposed to earmark $600 million of Wisconsin’s large surplus for tax relief. The state Department of Administration’s latest projections place Wisconsin’s surplus at around $6.58 billion. Evers’ plan includes a 10% tax cut for “working families.”
Is marijuana legalization included in Wisconsin’s proposed budget every year?
Yes. Wisconsin’s Democratic Gov. Tony Evers recommended the decriminalization and legalization of marijuana in 2019 and 2021 — the years in which the biennial state budget was passed since he was elected.
Scott Walker budget bill is rife with non-fiscal policy items
Some of Walker’s proposals appear to be policy changes with little or no fiscal impact. Wisconsin governors and lawmakers from both parties have often injected these into the budget. Walker, as a candidate for governor in 2010, made an unequivocal pledge to “strip policy and pork projects from the state budget.” By his first budget, this promise was labeled “broken.”