Governor Signs Two Year Budget after 50 Vetoes
This morning, at a Whitefish Bay elementary school, Governor Evers signed the 2021-2023 state budget into law as Wisconsin Act 58. The Governor also delivered an address and released 50 vetoes regarding individual provisions in the bipartisan plan passed by the Legislature last week.
Governor Evers Signs Municipal Bills into Law
The Governor was indeed busy today as he also signed into law two League initiated bills: AB 56 and SB 187
Assembly Bill 56 clarifies that personal property aid payments the state makes to a TIF districts continue after a TIF district terminates, but transfer to the municipality and other taxing jurisdictions. The bill was amended to apply retroactively to TIF districts that had closed since 2018. The bill also, at DOR's request, clarifies that computer aid payments being made to a TIF district transfer to all other taxing jurisdictions when the district closes rather than transferring only to the municipality as current law provides. The computer aid part of the bill does not apply retroactively, but only to TIF districts that close after the bill takes affect.
Senate Bill 187 allows village board members to be employed by the village and receive an hourly wage, not to exceed $15,000 each year as a village employee. The bill mirrors a current law provision allowing town board members to be hired by the town and earn wages up to $15,000 annually.