Top lawmakers in Madison agree the state’s surplus is ‘the people’s money,’ but they don’t agree on what to do with it.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Democratic Assistant Minority Leader Kalan Haywood talked about Wisconsin’s record six billion-dollar surplus on Friday. They both said it’s ‘the people’s money,’ but Haywood wants to spend it while Vos wants to give it back to taxpayers. Vos expects Republicans, who control the budget making process, to push for a multi-billion dollar tax cut. Haywood would rather see some of that money sent to Milwaukee to help the city avoid a financial collapse next year.