Gov. Evers signs state budget with one of largest tax cuts in state history (makes UWGB stop)
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Gov. Tony Evers has signed the $87 billion state budget passed by the legislature that includes a large tax cut for the middle class.The governor made a number of stops across the state, starting with a visit to Cumberland Elementary School in Whitefish Bay where he signed the 2021-2023 spending plan, which includes a 10 percent tax cut for the middle class and $2 billion in tax relief. The governor said his signing of this budget represents leadership. “I made a promise when I ran for governor—I promised I would cut taxes for middle-class families by 10 percent. Today, I am keeping my word,” Gov. Evers said. “This morning, I’m providing more than $2 billion in tax relief and cutting taxes for middle-class families at a time when our economy and families need it most.”
The governor traveled to Green Bay to tout the budget at the University of Wisconsin’s Cofrin Library. The governor toured the aging building this year. The Joint Finance Committee approved $96 million in funding to replace the library. As Action 2 News previously reported, a feasibility study done in 2020 found renovation wouldn’t be cost effective.
A new building would be four to five stories tall and include a “new technology hub,” including Cofrin Library programs.
The governor was asked whether the county or the state will pay to replace a 911 tower on top of the existing building.
“We don’t know the answer to that right now. Considering this is a $96 million project and it’s going to take a couple years, we’ve got some time to figure that out.”