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Wisconsin Lawmakers Strip Governor’s Tax Priorities From Budget

June 26, 2019, 10:44 PM

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers will have to decide whether to sign or partially veto a two-year budget that is stripped clean of his plans for a gas tax increase, an overhaul of a corporate tax credit, and nearly $1 billion in tax cuts for low-income taxpayers.

Evers, a first-term Democrat, is taking a dim view of Republican-driven legislation (A.B. 56) establishing Wisconsin’s 2019-21 Biennial Budget. The $81 billion budget narrowly passed the Senate June 26 by a vote of 17-16. The Assembly gave its approval June 25 by a vote of 60-39. Democrats voted in lock step against ...