Evers calls for using $1.7B of surplus for tax rebates, education funding

Gov. Tony Evers today called for using $1.7 billion of the state’s projected surplus to provide a tax rebate of $150 for each Wisconsin resident and pump millions more into education.
The guv’s call comes on the heels of the Legislative Fiscal Bureau projecting the state will finish the 2021-23 biennium with a $3.8 billion surplus. That’s $2.8 billion more than expected just a few months ago.
GOP legislative leaders didn’t immediately return calls seeking comment on the guv’s proposal. Earlier this week, Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu, R-Oostburg, told WisPolitics he prefers to wait unt...

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