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PolitiFact Wisconsin looks at Governor Tony Evers' campaign promise to cut middle class taxes

Posted at 9:06 PM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-13 06:07:40-05

It's that time of year when we are all filling out our taxes for the IRS looking, hoping for a refund. A perfect time for PolitiFact Wisconsin to check Governor Tony Evers' campaign promise to cut middle-class taxes.

In his State of the State speech, Governor Tony Evers made a pretty strong claim.

"He said he had delivered on his campaign promise to give a 10% tax cut to Wisconsin families," said Greg Borowski with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Who doesn't want more money? PolitiFact Wisconsin looked at the numbers and the Governor's promise.

"His pledge was that anyone who makes up to $100,000 a year, so a single filer or families up to $150,000 a year would get this 10% tax cut," said Borowski.

PolitiFact Wisconsin says people at the top range of those incomes did not end up with a 10% tax cut. The average was less than five percent.

But at the lower end of the income range, the governor hit his goal.

"There is one group, those between $30,000 and $60,000 in income, families in that range that did get the 10% tax cut according to these projections, but the rest fell short," said Borowski.

PolitiFact Wisconsin rates Governor Evers' claim -- Mostly False.

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