JFC approves GOP tax package

The Joint Finance Committee voted along party lines Monday to sign off on a $392.4 million package that would cut income taxes, provide local governments more state aid to cover an expanded property tax break for businesses and pay down debt.
Republicans hailed the proposal to use a projected surplus as a win for lower- and middle-class earners with the bulk of the cut going to an income tax reduction. Joint Finance Co-chair John Nygren, R-Marinette, slammed Dems for preferring a proposal from Gov. Tony Evers that he said would’ve provided tax relief that skewed more toward the wealthy.
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