In his State of the State address, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers called on Republicans to work with him to return part of the state’s budget surplus to taxpayers. The Democratic governor says he will call a special session of the Legislature to spend about half of the projected three-point-eight-billion-dollar surplus that way. Everybody in the state would get a check for 150-dollars. Evers also wants 750-million more in funding for public schools and 130-million for child and caregiver tax credits. Democrats say Evers is showing leadership. Republicans like Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu accused him of “weak leadership.” They have called the 150-dollar payments an “election-year gimmick.”

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