Madison…Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) released the following statement concerning the budget recommendations provided by Governor Walker in a joint session of the Wisconsin State Legislature.
“This is a good budget proposal but a work in progress. I’m pleased with the governor’s recommendations to increase the funding of schools and Medicaid, provide tax cuts to Wisconsin families and eliminate unnecessary government regulations. I agree that we should strengthen the work requirements for public assistance programs and continue to lead on welfare reform in our country. But it’s disappointing Governor Walker has forgotten that a long-term solution for transportation is a priority, too.
“Assembly Republicans offered up a budget framework to provide at least $300 million in tax relief with a corresponding increase in transportation revenues and reforms to begin addressing the long-term solvency in the transportation fund. This proposal meets the governor’s budget criteria and will be part of future budget discussions.
“Moving forward, we will continue to do what’s right for Wisconsin by reducing the tax burden and responsibly funding the priorities in our state.”