Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Gov. Tony Evers wants to use the newfound state surplus to increase school funding and give $150 to every Wisconsinite

By: Patrick Marley
January 27, 2022

MADISON – Democratic Gov. Tony Evers offered a plan Thursday to give every Wisconsin resident a $150 tax rebate and funnel $750 million into education β€” ideas Republicans in the Legislature quickly rebuffed.

Evers’ plan for tax rebates echoes one his predecessor, Republican Scott Walker, offered as he headed into reelection in 2018. Democrats panned Walker’s proposal at the time, but Evers said rebates make sense now because the state is in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and inflation is high.