Rep. Ohnstad: Opposes Republican budget

Contact: Rep. Ohnstad, 608-266-0455

MADISON – Today, Representative Tod Ohnstad (D-Kenosha) voted against the 2017-19 biennial budget proposed by Governor Scott Walker and legislative Republicans.

“This budget is rigged against Wisconsin families. It’s a massive giveaway to the wealthy at the expense of working Wisconsinites. Whether we look at repeal of the prevailing wage for hard-working Wisconsinites, a woefully inadequate transportation plan, or a tax plan that favors the rich, this budget benefits a few Wisconsinites and harms a great many,” said Rep. Ohnstad. The Republican budget is months overdue, but still rigs the state’s priorities in favor of the rich at the expense of working Wisconsinites.

“Repealing the prevailing wage hurts thousands of Wisconsinites. The average Wisconsinite sees zero benefits from a weak transportation plan and tax cuts for the wealthy,” Rep. Ohnstad concluded. Rep. Ohnstad voted with his Assembly Democratic colleagues to oppose this ill-advised Republican budget.

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