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Evers calls on Legislature to approve $150 taxpayer refund

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers addresses a joint session of the Legislature in the Assembly chambers...
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers addresses a joint session of the Legislature in the Assembly chambers during the governor's State of the State speech at the state Capitol Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, in Madison, Wis. Behind Evers is Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, left, R-Rochester, and Senate President Chris Kapenga, R-Delafield. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)(andy manis | AP)
Published: Feb. 16, 2022 at 8:28 AM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers is using his election year State of the State address to call on the Republican-controlled Legislature to approve his plan to send $150 to every taxpayer in Wisconsin, saying inaction by lawmakers now while people are suffering is “baloney.”

Republicans have already said the plan is dead on arrival.

Evers also announced that he was tapping federal pandemic relief money to pay for continuing a tuition freeze at the University of Wisconsin System for two years, increasing mental health services at schools and for Wisconsin National Guard members and supporting emergency medical services.

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