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Capital W: The $9 billion question: Tax cuts? Education spending? Both?! Neither?!?!

Capital W: The $9 billion question: Tax cuts? Education spending? Both?! Neither?!?!

Wisconsin lawmakers are swimming in money. Like… a LOT of money. The Legislative Fiscal Bureau reported the state can now expect $4.4 billion more in revenue over the next two years than previously projected, thanks largely to the quick COVID-19 recovery. There's also $2.5 billion coming to the state in federal COVID cash. And then there's that pot of $2.3 billion in federal education funding the state could get if Republicans increased K-12/higher ed spending by $430 million. So there's some $9 billion out there (10% of Gov. Tony Evers' two-year budget proposal) for lawmakers to spend on tax cuts, education or to definitely put in the highest offer on that one house in Dane County.

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