Wisconsin families should be seeing an average income tax cut of 800 dollars under a new state budget signed today by Governor Tony Evers.
Evers says he’s used his veto powers to target those tax cuts to families across the state.
“I’m newly providing tax relief to more than 1.6 million Wisconsin taxpayers at a time when our economy and Working Families across our state need it the most.”
Republicans had sent the Governor a budget that was far below the spending he requested in February, but Evers says there’s still room for tax cuts for Wisconsin families, along with increases in spending.
“When combined with prior reductions 2.4 million filers will be receiving tax relief in Wisconsin.”
The Governor also cut a number of policy decisions the GOP added to the budget, including a cut in spending for the lieutenant Governor’s security detail, as well as a proposed drug testing requirement to get unemployment insurance.
Legislative Republicans say they should be getting credit for the tax cuts.
Joint Finance Committee co-chair Mark Born says Evers made changes that will hurt people, like not changing income tax withholding tables.
“He vetoes the updates to the tax withholding tables that takes money out of people’s paychecks and keeps it instead with the government.”
Evers also shot down a removal of the personal property tax, and Born says they’ll work to get that passed through other means in the future.