Wisconsin’s taxpayers will soon see the largest tax cut in the state’s history. I am glad everyone in Wisconsin will see tax relief after a difficult year. On Thursday, Governor Evers signed the two-year state budget which was passed last week.
In taking credit for the budget, Governor Evers is trying to re-write history. The plan the governor sent us was unworkable. It spent too much, taxed too much, and removed reforms that led our state’s turnaround. In fact, both of the governor’s budget plans would have sent the state in the wrong direction.
Republicans put working families first. Instead of the governor’s proposed plan with more than $1 billion in tax hikes and massive spending increases during a pandemic, Republicans cut taxes by $3.4 billion – the largest tax cut in state history. Our budget funds our shared priorities like health care, schools, and infrastructure. We restored 2/3rds funding for public education and invested in health care workers, nursing homes, and caregivers. Republicans delivered a budget that is good for taxpayers, workers, and families.
Wisconsin families have been through a lot in the past year, the Republican budget provides real tax relief for everyone in the state.
In addition, the two-year budget included provisions that I fought for including:
- An additional $586 million in health care
- Increased investments in health care workers, nursing homes, and caregivers
- Doubling funding for school mental health
- Statewide expansion of the Child Psychiatry Consultation Program which connects primary care doctors with child psychiatrists so they can adequately treat the kids in their care.
- Increase funding for TAD (Treatment Alternatives and Diversion) recovery programs
- Enumerate funding for I-94 East/West project
- Funding for the nationally renowned Milwaukee Public Museum
Budgets are never perfect, but this plan received the most bipartisan votes since 2007!