THU News Summary: Senate sends middle-class tax cut to Evers’ desk

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers **************************************** Order the 2019 WisPolitics.com Directory & Almanac now The 2018 fall elections brought a lot of change to state government, starting with the election of four new statewide officials: Tony Evers as governor, Mandela Barnes as lt. governor, Josh Kaul as attorney general and Sarah Godlewski as state treasurer. Th… Please log in to access subscriber content. If you don’t have a subscription, click here for a WisPolitics free trial and to view the different subscription options. Username or E-mail Password * Remember Me     Forgot Password

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Sen. Erpenbach: Statement on the GOP spending bill

CONTACT: Senator Jon Erpenbach 608.266.6670 Yesterday the senate voted, along party lines, to pass the Republican’s irresponsible spending bill. This bill is nothing more than a political stunt aimed at hindering Governor Evers’ ability to improve Wisconsin for all, and it has led Republicans to vote for a bill that they know they cannot fund. The Republican spending plan will end up costing taxpayers more in the long-run, in order for Republicans to keep in place tax handouts to millionaires. I am disappointed to see their refusal to collaborate, and instead put their corporate donors first. The Republicans spending plan,

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Sen. Stroebel: Middle class families win with the GOP tax cut

Contact: Luke Fuller (608) 266-7513 Middle Class Families Win with GOP Tax Cut Family making $70,000 a year would receive a $300 tax cut Madison, WI – Senator Duey Stroebel (R-Cedarburg) released the following statement after the passage of the Republican Middle Class Tax Cut on the Senate Floor: I’ve listened closely to my legislative colleagues and have yet to hear a compelling argument to keep the $691 million budget surplus in the hands of state government.  This money belongs to the people of Wisconsin and I believe we should return it to them via a middle class tax cut. I

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Sen. Tiffany: Statement on middle class tax cut

Contact: Senator Tom Tiffany Phone: (608) 266-2509 MADISON, Wis. – State Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Minocqua) released the following statement after the state senate passed the Middle Class Tax Cut: “Over the last eight years, we’ve cut taxes over and over again. Yet, revenues continue to grow, there is a record amount in the rainy day fund, we’ve invested more money into our priorities, and we have a budget surplus. That is what happens when taxpayers get to keep more of their hard-earned money,” said Sen. Tiffany. The Legislative Fiscal Bureau has estimated that the state will have an additional $2.4

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Sen. Wirch: Statement on GOP tax plan

Contact:  Sen. Bob Wirch February 13, 2019                                                                                           (608)267-8979 Madison-Senator Bob Wirch (D-Somers) released the following statement regarding Senate passage of the Republican tax plan: “Today I voted against the unsustainable, irresponsible GOP tax scheme.  Wisconsin’s working families deserve better than a one-time gimmick; the Republican plan uses the middle class as a political pawn.  What we need is a plan with conservative financial backing that is funded beyond just the next year and the next election.”

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U.S. Rep. Pocan: Congressional Progressive Caucus: Celebrates landmark achievement to reassert Congressional war powers and end conflict in Yemen

Contact: Ron Boehmer, 202-225-2906 Vedant Patel, 202-379-6013 WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) applauded the House passage of H.J.Res. 37 by a 248-177 margin, to direct the President to end unauthorized U.S. hostilities in Yemen: “Today is a historic milestone in a years-long campaign by the Congressional Progressive Caucus, under the leadership of CPC First Vice Chair Ro Khanna, to bring an end to Yemen’s humanitarian crisis and restore the rightful constitutional role of Congress on questions of war and peace. By an overwhelming margin, the House of Representatives voted for the first time in history

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Sen. Kapenga: Senate passes income tax cut

Contact: Senator Chris Kapenga (608) 266-9174 Madison, WI — Senator Chris Kapenga (R – Delafield) released the following statement after the State Senate passed a middle class tax cut bill on Wednesday: “We have passed a tax cut plan that reduces income taxes on the middle class by using state surplus revenues. Thanks to eight years of sound fiscal planning by Republicans, our state is in a great place economically. We have a surplus of $691 million at the end of fiscal year 2019 and a projected $1.7 billion in additional revenues over the next biennium. That’s $2.4 billion thanks to careful

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Renew Wisconsin: Renewable energy’s cost declines enable dollar savings and carbon reductions

Yesterday, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce President Kurt Bauer issued a statement regarding Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers’ pledge to join an effort to reduce Wisconsin’s carbon emissions in accordance with the goals of the “Paris Climate Accord.” Regardless of your position on climate change or the Paris Climate Accord, Mr. Bauer’s assertions about the economics of reducing carbon emissions are based on outdated math, especially as it relates to the price of electricity and switching to renewable energy. Since 2009, the cost of delivered electricity from new wind energy farms has declined 69%, and the cost of delivered electricity from new

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Customers First! Coalition Power Breakfast

Contact: Kristin Gilkes, 608-286-0784 MADISON – The Customers First! Coalition will host a Power Breakfast in Madison on February 19, 2019, featuring a lineup of industry-experts discussing game changers in the energy industry, including renewable energy, energy storage, and electrification. An agenda can be found below. Interested individuals and members of the media can register at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-power-breakfast-game-changers-registration-53872063793 2019 Power Breakfast Agenda Tuesday, February 19, 2019; 8:15 am – 11 am Madison Concourse Hotel, 1 W Dayton St, Madison, WI Networking and breakfast seating (8:15 am) Introductory Remarks (8:45 am) • PSCW Commissioner Rebecca Cameron Valcq • State

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Wisconsin Policy Forum: Rising special education costs strain local school budgets, WPF report finds

Contact: Anne Chapman (414) 276-8240 Ext. 7 Shortfall in State, Federal Special Ed Aids Forced Districts to Use $1B That Could Have Served All Students MILWAUKEE – Rising costs and lagging state and federal special education aids are straining school district budgets throughout Wisconsin, according to the latest issue of The Wisconsin Taxpayer from the nonpartisan, independent Wisconsin Policy Forum. The Taxpayer report, “Special Education Funding in Wisconsin: How it Works and Why It Matters,” found that between the 2007-08 and 2017-18 school years, special education costs eligible for state aid rose 18.3%, to about $1.4 billion. Meanwhile, the state’s

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Madison Black Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner

Contact: Camille Carter camille@madisonblackchamber.com (MADISON, Wis.)—Sixteen businesses will be recognized for making an impact on Dane County’s economy at the second annual Madison Black Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner, taking place from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 in the Atrium of Madison College. “Last year’s awards dinner was such an overwhelming success that we’re looking forward to recognizing more Black-owned businesses,” Camille Carter, president of the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce, said. “It’s a privilege to be a part of an organization that provides visibility, opportunity and resources to our members.” This year’s theme is “Harness the Power of Black

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U.S. Rep. Steil: Votes to keep government open

Contact: Sally Fox Sally.Fox@mail.house.gov  WASHINGTON, D.C.—Bryan Steil released a statement following his vote in support of the government funding bill: “This legislation is far from perfect. However, passing this bill was necessary to keep the government open and it did provide some of the critical funding to secure our border. My first day on the job in Washington was during a government shutdown. We should never have been put in this position in the first place. We must do better. Let’s get to work, end the habit of passing spending bills the day before funding lapses, and find ways to fully address our border

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THU News Summary: Senate sends middle-class tax cut to Evers’ desk

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers **************************************** Order the 2019 WisPolitics.com Directory & Almanac now The 2018 fall elections brought a lot of change to state government, starting with the election of four new statewide officials: Tony Evers as governor, Mandela Barnes as lt. governor, Josh Kaul as attorney general and Sarah

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Sen. Erpenbach: Statement on the GOP spending bill

CONTACT: Senator Jon Erpenbach 608.266.6670 Yesterday the senate voted, along party lines, to pass the Republican’s irresponsible spending bill. This bill is nothing more than a political stunt aimed at hindering Governor Evers’ ability to improve Wisconsin for all, and it has led Republicans to vote for a bill that

Read More »

Sen. Stroebel: Middle class families win with the GOP tax cut

Contact: Luke Fuller (608) 266-7513 Middle Class Families Win with GOP Tax Cut Family making $70,000 a year would receive a $300 tax cut Madison, WI – Senator Duey Stroebel (R-Cedarburg) released the following statement after the passage of the Republican Middle Class Tax Cut on the Senate Floor: I’ve

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Sen. Tiffany: Statement on middle class tax cut

Contact: Senator Tom Tiffany Phone: (608) 266-2509 MADISON, Wis. – State Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Minocqua) released the following statement after the state senate passed the Middle Class Tax Cut: “Over the last eight years, we’ve cut taxes over and over again. Yet, revenues continue to grow, there is a record

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Sen. Wirch: Statement on GOP tax plan

Contact:  Sen. Bob Wirch February 13, 2019                                                                                           (608)267-8979 Madison-Senator Bob Wirch (D-Somers) released the following statement regarding Senate passage of the Republican tax plan: “Today I voted against the unsustainable, irresponsible GOP tax scheme.  Wisconsin’s working families deserve better than a one-time gimmick; the Republican plan uses the

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U.S. Rep. Pocan: Congressional Progressive Caucus: Celebrates landmark achievement to reassert Congressional war powers and end conflict in Yemen

Contact: Ron Boehmer, 202-225-2906 Vedant Patel, 202-379-6013 WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) applauded the House passage of H.J.Res. 37 by a 248-177 margin, to direct the President to end unauthorized U.S. hostilities in Yemen: “Today is a historic milestone in a years-long campaign by the

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Sen. Kapenga: Senate passes income tax cut

Contact: Senator Chris Kapenga (608) 266-9174 Madison, WI — Senator Chris Kapenga (R – Delafield) released the following statement after the State Senate passed a middle class tax cut bill on Wednesday: “We have passed a tax cut plan that reduces income taxes on the middle class by using state surplus revenues.

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Customers First! Coalition Power Breakfast

Contact: Kristin Gilkes, 608-286-0784 MADISON – The Customers First! Coalition will host a Power Breakfast in Madison on February 19, 2019, featuring a lineup of industry-experts discussing game changers in the energy industry, including renewable energy, energy storage, and electrification. An agenda can be found below. Interested individuals and members

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Madison Black Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner

Contact: Camille Carter camille@madisonblackchamber.com (MADISON, Wis.)—Sixteen businesses will be recognized for making an impact on Dane County’s economy at the second annual Madison Black Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner, taking place from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 in the Atrium of Madison College. “Last year’s awards dinner was such an

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U.S. Rep. Steil: Votes to keep government open

Contact: Sally Fox Sally.Fox@mail.house.gov  WASHINGTON, D.C.—Bryan Steil released a statement following his vote in support of the government funding bill: “This legislation is far from perfect. However, passing this bill was necessary to keep the government open and it did provide some of the critical funding to secure our border. My first

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