Madison – The typical family will see their tax burden drop by $1,200 under the budget plan passed in the Wisconsin State Senate on Wednesday. The plan delivers the largest tax cut in state history. State Senator Alberta Darling says the two-year budget will benefit everyone in the state.
“This budget is good for taxpayers, for workers, and for families in Wisconsin,” Darling said, “After the pandemic, everyone in the state deserves support. This budget does that and more.”
The Republican budget:
- Eliminates Governor Evers’ more than $1 billion in tax hikes after a pandemic
- Delivers $900 income tax savings and $300 in property tax savings for a total average savings of $1,200 for the typical family
- Restores 2/3rds funding for public education
- Delivers an additional $586 million in health care
- Invests in health care workers, nursing homes, and Alzheimer’s caregivers
- Doubles funding for school mental health
- $30 million more to increase regional mental health bed capacity
- Increased funding for TAD (Treatment Alternatives and Diversion) recovery programs
- Invests in important infrastructure like our roads, highways, and landmarks like the new Milwaukee Public Museum
- Unlike Governor Evers’s plan which leaves that state in a deficit, the Republican budget ends with a surplus
“Budgets aren’t perfect, but this plan is much better than the budget Governor Evers sent to the Legislature,” Darling said, “Instead of raising taxes, overspending, and over-borrowing, the Republican budget cuts taxes, spends within our means, and doesn’t max out our credit cards. I am happy to support this responsible budget.”
In addition to the budget plan, Governor Evers still has more than $1 billion in federal funds he can spend without Legislative approval.
Senator Darling represents portions of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha Counties.