Special Session

On Tuesday, I lead the Assembly in prayer prior to the start of session:

Rep. Tittl's floor remarks on Assembly Bill 336

As the labor shortage continues to impact every district in Wisconsin negatively, the Legislature convened to override the Governor's veto on the Workforce Recovery Legislation. This legislation would have ended Wisconsin's enhanced unemployment benefits from the federal government program. We must protect our small and local businesses as they can not compete with enhanced unemployment benefits. It initially passed both houses of the Legislature, but was vetoed by Governor Evers. This week, the Assembly convened in an attempt to help Wisconsinites, but failed to override the veto. Despite all of the real-life examples and solid arguments, no Democrats voted in favor of the override.  The unemployment enhanced $300 per week payments are set to expire on September 1, 2021.
To help address the childcare issue, the budget increased rates for the Wisconsin Shares program to assist lower-income working parents with child care. The federal government had also allocated funds in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for child care. The ARPA provides $39 billion in child care relief.
ARPA also made significant changes to the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit for 2021. The Congressional Research Service, the Nonpartisan Research Group for the United States Congress said:

1. The credit was made refundable for 2021, meaning the amount of the credit is no longer limited by a taxpayer’s income tax liability.
2. Higher Cap on Expenses: The amount of expenses used to calculate the 2021 credit was increased

  • from $3,000 to $8,000, if a taxpayer has one qualifying individual; and
  • from $6,000 to $16,000, if a taxpayer has two or more qualifying individuals.

3. Higher credit rate: increased for many low- and moderate-income taxpayers


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