MADISON, Wis. – Tax Day is a week away, and this year Wisconsinans will be able to keep more of their money, thanks to Governor Tony Evers. Since his tenure, 86% of Wisconsin taxpayers will see an income tax reduction of 15% or more. Overall, 2.4 million Wisconsin filers will receive relief.
Last year Governor Evers signed the first bipartisan budget in more than a decade. In addition to the $3.4 billion income tax cut for Wisconsin residents, Governor Evers also passed the largest increase in general education assistance and the first increase in funding for special education in over a decade.
Leaders from across the political spectrum have given Governor Evers credit for signing the state’s bipartisan budget. Conservative talk show host Jeff Wagner of Radio 620 said: “I thank Evers for signing this. […] He signed one of the biggest tax cuts – tax cuts – in state history. He has the merit of having signed it. […] So credit to everyone.
Despite their differences, Governor Evers strove to bring people together instead of finding ways to divide us — and his sensible budget management paid off. Under Governor Evers, our unemployment rate is one of the lowest in the country and the lowest in state history. Wisconsin also has a $3.8 billion budget surplus, which the governor has proposed to use to invest in our schools and give more tax credits to working families.
“As tax season winds down, Wisconsinans are seeing relief thanks to Governor Tony Evers’ bipartisan income tax cuts,” said Tony for Wisconsin publicist Kayla Anderson. “Governor. Evers knows families are facing rising costs, which is why he kept his promise to cut taxes for the middle class and offered to return some of the state’s excess funds to Wisconsin residents. Governor Evers will continue to bring people from both sides together to do what is right for our state.