MADISON – Gov. Tony Evers, on Wednesday, vetoed the $250 million tax cut package passed recently by the legislature – the second time the governor has vetoed such a tax cut. Following the veto announcement, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) Executive Vice President of Government Relations Scott Manley released the following statement:
“When the Legislative Fiscal Bureau announced Wisconsin would grow its surplus by hundreds of millions of dollars, WMC called on Gov. Evers and the legislature to return that money to the hardworking taxpayers of the state. After all, it is the people’s money, and they deserve to get it back. The plan passed by the legislature returns a significant portion of the surplus back to taxpayers while ensuring the state is making critical investments to protect our fiscal future.
“Unfortunately, Gov. Evers once again has looked for ways to increase the size of government at the expense of the taxpayer. We are disappointed in his veto of yet another middle class tax cut. If we want to continue to grow our economy and attract a talented workforce, we need to show Wisconsin is an affordable place to live – that includes the tax climate. Yesterday’s action by Gov. Evers is a tremendous missed opportunity to make Wisconsin a more affordable place to live, work, and raise a family.”