Committee expected to wrap state budget today

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republicans on the Legislature's finance committee are nearly finished revising Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' state budget.

The committee has been working on tweaking the budget since May. The panel is scheduled to wrap up its work today.

Republican members plan to add a $400 million middle-class tax cut to the budget. They'll also consider whether to retain language imposing a new tax on e-cigarettes and vaping products equal to 71 percent of the product's price and prohibiting businesses from using Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation tax credits, grants and loans from reducing net employment in Wisconsin or moving jobs out of the state.

The budget will go next to the full Legislature. An identical version must pass both houses before it goes back to Evers for his signature.