MADISON, WI – Senator LaTonya Johnson (Milwaukee-D) offered the Democratic weekly radio address on the Republican state budget passing through both the Assembly and Senate this week.
The audio file of this week’s address can be found here:
A written transcript of the address is below:
“Hi, this is Senator LaTonya Johnson with this week’s Democratic Radio Address.
“This week, both houses of the legislature voted on the state budget. Democrats continued to fight for the People’s Budget to expand opportunities for all, strengthen communities across the state, and create a level playing field where everyone who works hard can get ahead.
“The budget that passed the Assembly and the Senate is a Republican budget that misses opportunity after opportunity to invest more money into classrooms, increase access to quality affordable health coverage, and ensure every Wisconsinite has access to clean drinking water.
“Throughout this entire budget process, Republicans have tacitly admitted the failure of their policies over the past eight years, but have refused to pass the People’s Budget and make the necessary investments to protect our schools, health care, and drinking water.
“We need bold, innovative solutions in order to make Wisconsin a place where the next generation wants to live, work, and raise a family. The People’s Budget was a chance to achieve all of those goals in a fiscally responsible way that would pay dividends for generations to come. The Republican budget simply misses the mark.”
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