Spotlight: Amendment aims to stop ‘Zuck Bucks’

Wisconsin Spotlight | Jan. 5, 2023

By M.D. Kittle

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers took to Twitter Wednesday, boasting that one of his first orders of business in his second term was meeting with the mayors of Milwaukee, Madison, Racine, Green Bay and Kenosha.

Why wouldn’t he? The “Wisconsin-5” — as the Badger State’s five largest and most Democrat-heavy cities are referred to by “Zuck Bucks”-funded liberal activists — helped deliver Evers’ re-election in November. The governor says he invited the Wisconsin-5 mayors to the Capitol to “talk about improving how we invest in our local communities and keep them safe.” He’s proposed significantly increasing shared revenue for ocal governments. But for anyone who paid attention to the unprecedented election of 2020 (and the infrastructure it laid in place for 2022 and beyond), it’s hard not see the meeting as political payback.

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