Evers vetoes GOP’s $2 billion tax cut and child care credit expansion

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MADISON – Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on Monday rejected a Republican proposal to cut income taxes by $2 billion and expand a tax credit parents may use to pay for child care costs, calling it a “completely unserious” bill that “fails to meaningfully and sensibly address” the state’s workforce issues.

Evers in August called on lawmakers to take up his plan to funnel $1 billion into child care services and workforce programs in a special legislative session, but Republican leaders immediately criticized the amount of spending the governor proposed. They instead gutted Evers’ proposal and rewrote it with their own provisions.

The GOP-led Legislature sent the legislation to Evers last week.

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