Governor Signs Republican Budget, Vetoes Middle Class Tax Cut

Despite Governor’s criticisms, Republican budget is made for Wisconsin.


Madison, WI - Sen. Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green), Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Finance (JFC), made the following statement today after Governor Tony Evers signed the legislature’s budget with vetoes:

“The Republican legislature delivered a state budget that is made for Wisconsin, which is why the Governor signed our budget. I am frustrated, however, that he cut our $3.5 billion tax cut down to $175 million and it will only go to families making less than $36,840 per year. This is not a middle class tax cut.
“Instead, the Governor has decided that $2.7 billion should stay in Madison, rather than be sent back to you, the taxpayer.
“Regardless of the Governor’s misguided tax policies, I continue to be proud of our work on the state’s spending plans for the next two years. We gave the Governor a great plan that he couldn’t possibly veto. He adopted most of our work to craft a state budget that funds our priorities and plans for the future.”