MADISON (AP) — Income taxes for the middle class would be cut 10 percent under Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' first budget.
He would also limit a 30 percent capital-gains exclusion to single people earning less than $100,000 and couples earning less than $150,000.
Overall, taxes would increase about $550 million over the next two years. The state has a $616 million budget surplus, but under Evers' budget released Thursday, it would end with just $20 million.
Evers is also calling for a new child-care tax credit equal to 50 percent of the same federal credit. And first-time homebuyers could subtract up to $5,000 a year, $10,000 for married couples, in accounts to pay for home purchases that would grow tax-free.
Property taxes on the median-valued home would increase $50 in each of the next two years.