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Jan 13, 2023

GOP leader proposes flat income tax; Evers opposes

The Republican leader of the Wisconsin state Senate plans to propose Friday moving to a 3.25% flat income tax rate, a roughly $5 billion proposal that Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has vowed to block.

Feb 26, 2020

Evers vetoes Republican-authored $250 million income-tax cut

Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a Republican-authored $250 million income tax bill on Wednesday at an elementary school in Wauwatosa, arguing that the Legislature should instead back his plan to spend more on education.

Feb 24, 2020

What’s dead, what’s likely to become law in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Legislature is hurtling toward the end of its two-year session with various prominent bills still in limbo, including a plan to reduce income taxes by $250 million, a plan to allow bars to stay open until nearly dawn during the Democratic National Convention and a bill to ban anyone under age 21 from vaping.

Feb 21, 2020

Wisconsin Legislature sends $250 million tax cut to governor

Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Legislature on Thursday sent a plan to reduce income taxes by $250 million to Gov. Tony Evers, who appears likely to veto it.

Feb 20, 2020

Wisconsin Senate approves tax cut, Assembly to follow

The Wisconsin Senate voted along party lines Thursday to pass a Republican plan to reduce income taxes by $250 million, setting up a vote later in the day in the Assembly to send the plan to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.

Feb 17, 2020

Finance panel pushes GOP tax cuts to full Senate, Assembly (UPDATE)

Republican lawmakers are beginning a last-minute push on Monday for a plan to reduce taxes by $250 million with a public hearing and vote in the Legislature's powerful finance committee.

Feb 14, 2020

Wisconsin Republicans propose $250 million income tax cut

Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature released a plan for a nearly $250 million income tax cut on Friday, a proposal they plan to vote on next week and quickly send to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.

Feb 5, 2020

Wisconsin Republican leaders eyeing property, income tax cut

Republican leaders in the Wisconsin Legislature said Wednesday that they are looking at using some of a state surplus to reduce income and property taxes while also paying down debt, although the details of they what they might put forward remain in flux.

Jan 31, 2020

State and local taxes down again as share of income

For the eighth year in a row in 2019, Wisconsinites saw a decrease in the share of their incomes they pay in state and local taxes, dropping this measure of the collective tax burden to its lowest point in a half century.

Nov 25, 2019

Small-business owners still have time to save on 2019 taxes

With a little over one month to go in 2019, small-business owners should think about purchases or investments that make good business sense and will give them a break on their taxes.

Feb 21, 2019

Wisconsin governor vetoes tax plan; early showdown with GOP

Gov. Tony Evers vetoed on Wednesday a GOP proposal to reduce income taxes in an early showdown with legislative Republicans who had moved to weaken the Democrat's powers just weeks before he took office.

Feb 20, 2019

Evers to take action on Republican tax cut bill

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says he expects he won't support a Republican tax-reduction bill passed with no Democratic votes.


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