Where is the plan? And more importantly, where is our money? The state of Wisconsin is sitting on a record budget surplus of about $7 billion. The state has been holding on to all that cash for nearly a year. Other states with a big surplus, like Minnesota, chose to return some of the money to taxpayers in the form of a rebate. Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers proposed the same thing when he called lawmakers into a special session a year ago. But the Republican-controlled Legislature said no after refusing to even consider it. Meeting adjourned. The problem is, they haven’t said what their plan is to give us back our money and they continue to hoard it. Some floated the idea of a flat tax, but they couldn’t find enough support, even within their own party. As part of his budget proposal, Evers offers a specific plan for using some of the surplus to cut taxes by 10 percent for the average filer. But Republicans who control the Legislature have been more than vague about their plans, because so far, there aren’t any. This is our money they are sitting on, and it is well past time for our elected officials to figure out a plan they can accept to return it to the taxpayers.