MADISON — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Senate sent a middle-class tax cut bill to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday, setting up what is likely to be the new governor's first veto.
The measure is the first bill passed by the Legislature this session. Republicans moved quickly to pass the $340 million-a-year tax cut to get ahead of Evers, who campaigned on a promise to cut middle-class taxes by 10 percent and planned to include it in the state budget he introduces in two weeks. Democrats blasted the Republican plan as a stunt.