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Fast-moving GOP farm aid legislation would cost $36 million per year | State

Farm aid legislation that its Republican sponsors contend is “bigger and bolder” than what Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ proposed earlier this year would provide farmers with tax credits and health insurance deductions that would cost about $36 million annually — if it can get through the Legislature on time.

The package of five bills is more than four times as expensive as Evers’ $8.5 million proposal, and includes an estimated $9 million in annual health insurance deductions for sole proprietors such as farmers and a three-year targeted tax credit…

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