Contact: Alec Zimmerman
Evers Needs to Answer Key Question of Whether State Employees Should Get Free Benefits and How to Pay
[Madison, WI]— Tony Evers filed paperwork today to run for Governor of Wisconsin, continuing a trend of highly flawed Democrat recruits who would look to empower liberal special interests at the expense of Wisconsin taxpayers. Tony Evers has spent years advocating for the roll-back of reforms that have saved hard-working Wisconsin taxpayers billions.
“If Tony Evers wants to run for governor, he needs to make clear where he stands on the early litmus test of this Democrat primary: whether to go further in empowering the big government special interests than even the administration of Gov. Jim Doyle did,” said Alec Zimmerman, spokesman for the Republican Party of Wisconsin. “With already $5 billion in savings for taxpayers from Gov. Walker’s reforms, will tax-and-spend Madison liberal Tony Evers support having state employees pay nothing toward their benefits?”
- Another Democrat candidate for governor made news last week when he opened the door to public employees contributing nothing towards their health care or pension, at the expense of Wisconsin taxpayers.
- According to Politifact, State Employee benefits still are less than half of the national average, even with the reforms.