Gov. Evers coming to Green Bay to listen to budget priorities | WSAU News/Talk 550 AM · 99.9 FM | Wausau, Stevens Point
GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) – With a new two-year state budget on the horizon, Gov. Tony Evers is planning stops around the state, including in Green Bay, to hear from citizens.
The Dec. 20 listening session is set for 5:30-7 p.m. at the STEM Innovation Center on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus. Those who would like to attend can register online.
The listening sessions begin in Kenosha Dec. 13. A statewide virtual session is set for Dec. 14 at 6 p.m.
Evers is set to deliver his budget proposal Feb. 15. The Legislature then takes up the proposal and makes its changes before releasing a final version in the summer. That version then heads to the governor’s desk for a final signature.
The newly re-elected Evers, a Democrat, and the Republican-controlled Legislature will need to come to an agreement on how to deal with the state’s projected $6.6 billion surplus for the 2023-25 budget.
Legislative leaders have expressed desires for “transformational” and once-a-generation tax law changes, including eliminating a tax paid by businesses and lowering income taxes for the most wealthy filers. Evers has rejected those ideas in the past. Republicans do not have a supermajority needed to override a veto.