Contact: Rep. Evan Goyke 608-237-9118
Rep. Chris Taylor 608-266-5342
Sen. LaTonya Johnson 608-266-2500
Sen. Jon Erpenbach 608-266-6670
MADISON- Today, Democrats on the Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) welcomed Governor Tony Evers’ budget for the people. After months of input at community meetings and town halls throughout Wisconsin, Governor Evers has introduced a budget that creates a Wisconsin that works for everyone by funding the priorities of Wisconsinites. Following tonight’s budget address, Democratic JFC members released the following statements:
“Finally we have a governor who puts the people of this state first by making public investments so hardworking Wisconsinites and their children can thrive. It turns the tide on the boom and bust budgeting of the past. This is a budget for the people,” said Rep. Taylor.
“Tonight, Wisconsin takes a generational step forward. Critical investments in our state’s rural, suburban, and urban communities will ensure Wisconsinites have access to affordable healthcare, improved infrastructure, and world class schools. Voters prioritized these investments last year and I look forward to working with Governor Evers and all my colleagues in the Legislature to see this budget passed,” said Rep. Goyke.
“I applaud Governor Evers for unveiling a bold vision for the state in his first budget. I am so pleased that after eight years, the priorities included in the state budget finally align with the values and needs of Wisconsin families. All of our children, regardless of their zip code, should be given an opportunity to thrive, and I am filled with hope knowing that this budget invests in our communities and works towards this goal. As a member of the budget-writing committee, I look forward to championing a budget that fulfills the promise Governor Evers made to Wisconsinites by investing in education, health care, and an economy that works for everyone,” said Sen. Johnson.
“For too long, vital programs that have set Wisconsin apart from the rest of the nation have been left behind, underfunded, and ignored. Governor Evers has proposed a budget that invests in our communities, in our kids, and our natural resources. This is a budget that clearly prioritizes Wisconsin families, and I’m looking forward to going around the state to talk about it,” said Sen. Erpenbach.