Evers ‘leery’ about tying shared revenue to sales tax, opposes cutting income taxes for top earners

Governor Tony Evers speaks a Wisconsin Democrats campaign rally at North Division High School in Milwaukee on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. Photo by Ruthie Hauge, The Capital Times.
Governor Tony Evers speaks a Wisconsin Democrats campaign rally at North Division High School in Milwaukee on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. Photo by Ruthie Hauge, The Capital Times.

Gov. Tony Evers told WisPolitics.com he’s “leery” about calls to dedicate a portion of the state’s sales tax revenues to local governments, saying he would prefer an approach that would provide municipalities a more stable increase each year.

Evers also said he opposes calls to lower the top income tax rate of 7.65 percent, though he stopped short when asked if he’d veto a budget that included such a Republican plan.

“The bottom line is I want tax cuts to be targeting the middle class, and that’s my position,” Evers said in a year-end interview by phone. “So something that makes the top...

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