Evers’ budget tax proposals total a $1 billion increase

Gov. Tony Evers
Gov. Tony Evers

The net impact of Gov. Tony Evers’ budget tax proposals would be a $1 billion increase over the biennium, according to his office.

The biggest chunk of that would come from matching state tax laws to the provisions of a tax bill former President Trump signed in December 2017. The combined impact of the numerous changes would be an increase of $540.1 million.

UW-Madison economics Professor Noah Williams said in general, “federalizing” the state tax code makes sense as it simplifies the combined tax code. 

“I also can't help but point out that the state standard deduction is a great ...

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