Evers to call special session to pressure lawmakers to approve tax rebate plan

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Gov. Tony Evers doubled down on his call to use a chunk of the state’s projected $3.8 billion budget surplus to send a rebate of $150 to each Wisconsinite and pump more money into education.
GOP lawmakers have already rejected the $1.7 billion plan, dismissing it as an election-year gimmick. But Evers in his annual State of the State address Tuesday night announced he will sign an executive order tomorrow calling a special session in an attempt to cajole lawmakers into approving it.
Republicans have indicated they want to use the state’s projected surplus for a tax package next session, when t...

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