GOP Wisconsin budget committee heads say flat tax unlikely

Wisconsin Republicans are unlikely to include their plan for a flat 3.25% income tax rate in the state budget, according to an Associated Press report.

Rep. Mark Born and Sen. Howard Marklein, co-chairs of the Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee, said they plan to cut taxes in the budget, but it’s unlikely they will go as far as sending a flat-tax proposal to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who has promised to veto the flat tax plan.

Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu first introduced the flat tax plan, which would benefit wealthy filers, last year. Evers swiftly promised to veto any flat-tax proposal passed by the Legislature.