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Two million Wisconsinites would see tax cut from Republican proposal

A new report said the Republican tax plan passed by the Legislature Thursday would give each citizen about $100 back. 

A new report said the Republican tax plan passed by the Legislature Thursday would give each citizen about $100 back. 

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An estimated two million Wisconsinites would see a tax cut thanks to the Republicans’ $200 million tax plan sent to Gov. Tony Evers last Thursday.

The report from the Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy summarizes how the tax plan would affect low-income to middle-income taxpayers the most with an average of $100 per citizen.

Republican Legislative leaders like Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, have hoped to pass a tax cut because of Wisconsin’s projected surplus since last fall, and are proud to give back to the members of the state.

“Thanks to responsible budgeting and a strong economy in Wisconsin, I am thrilled that we were able to pass both an income tax cut for hard-working Wisconsin families and a tax cut for the businesses of our state,” Fitzgerald said

Evers hoped to use some of the surplus — projected at about $600 million — to fund public school education, with a plan that “invest[ed] in our kids and property tax relief.”

Evers previously opposed the tax cuts, but still hasn’t said whether or not he would sign the bill. 

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