Evers opposes Republican income tax cut
January 17, 2019 2:00PM CST
Gov. Tony Evers opposes a Republican income tax cut plan.
Evers’ spokeswoman Melissa Baldauff says the plan unveiled today “falls short” of what the governor wants to do.
While both $340 million plans target the middle class, the difference is in how they’re paid for.
Evers wants to cap tax breaks under a manufacturing and agriculture credit program that Republicans created. Republicans want to pay for the tax cut plan by tapping a nearly $600 million budget surplus.
Baldauff faults Republicans for rejecting federal money to pay for Medicaid expansion and hiring outside attorneys for lawsuits targeting last months’ GOP lame-duck session, moves she says “leave taxpayers on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars.”