State Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) 608-266-5830
Madison- After promising Wisconsin’s middle-class a 10% tax cut on the campaign trail, Governor Evers is refusing to help taxpayers by compromising with Republicans. On Wednesday, Governor Tony Evers vetoed a compromise plan that cut taxes using the state’s projected $2.4 billion surplus. State Senator Alberta Darling says the governor’s veto also breaks his promise of working with the Legislature.
“Our plan took his promise and funded it. We would have loved to deliver more tax relief, but we tried to meet him halfway,” Darling said, “After he was sworn in, Governor Evers urged us to find bipartisan solutions. One month later, he’s vetoing his first big chance at compromise. He’s vetoing your tax cut because he really wants to stick it to job creators.”
The Republican Tax Cut Plan would:
* Expand the sliding scale standard deduction under the individual income tax beginning in tax year 2020.
* Target taxpayers with incomes under $100,000 who will receive 87.9% of the decrease
* Lower the tax bill for all filers on average $170
* Lower the burden for married joint filers on average $231
Senator Darling says the plan offered by Democrats isn’t funded and jeopardizes the state’s economic turnaround.
Senator Darling represents portions of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha Counties.