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Wisconsin Assembly delays vote on likely veto-bound $2B income tax cut

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature on Thursday delayed final approval of a $2 billion income tax cut that is part of a package that also targets child care costs, but Democratic Gov. Tony Evers is expected to veto it. ing.

The Senate passed the proposal last month, so it will be sent to Evers for parliamentary approval.

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Republicans watered down the $1 billion Evers package he had pushed for passage in a special session in September, instead proposing an income tax cut that Evers had already vetoed.

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos can be seen addressing reporters. (AP Photo/Harm Fenhuizen)

Mr. Evers and Congress have been at odds for months over tax cuts and funding for child care services.

Evers had called on Congress to pass a package that included $365 million in new child care funding. University of Wisconsin funding increases by $65 million. He paid $200 million to build a new engineering building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. $243 million to create a new 12-week family and medical leave program for Wisconsin workers, and millions more for employee education and grant programs.

Republicans rejected this and supported an alternative proposal. Final approval was originally scheduled for Thursday, but the vote was postponed until Tuesday.

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The measure would reduce taxes from 5.3% to 4.4% for individuals earning between $27,630 and $304,170 and married couples earning between $18,420 and $405,550.

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