MADISON – State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milwaukee) issued the following

statement following Governor Walker’s budget address:

“During Republican leadership over the past six years, hard-working Wisconsinites are

struggling. Job creation is stagnant, factories are closing their doors and leaving the

state, and the formation of innovative small business start-ups in Wisconsin ranks dead

last in the nation. The disparity between the haves and the have-nots continues to

grow, and people across our great state are struggling to find quality, family-supporting

jobs. Simply put, Governor Walker’s legislative agenda is not moving Wisconsin


“Last year, as working people struggled, Governor Walker and the Republican controlled

legislature gave $21 million in tax breaks and incentives to eleven millionaires with no

job creation requirements. Tax cuts like these have done nothing to rebuild the middle-
class or help families in Wisconsin get ahead. We need to prioritize tax cuts for

Wisconsin’s working families and create an environment that encourages small

businesses to grow from the kitchen table to the warehouse floor.

“My Democratic colleagues and I are committed to fixing an economy that is rigged for

the wealthy elite. We need an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the

top. The deck has been stacked against Wisconsin’s workers for far too long, and we

need to implement commonsense solutions that ensure that everyone who works hard

and plays by the rules has the opportunity to support themselves and their families.”

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