Rep. Emerson: Statement on signing of state budget

Contact: Jodi Emerson, 608-266-7461

MADISON –Earlier today, Gov. Tony Evers signed the 2019-21 state biennial budget, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 9, into law with partial vetoes. Representative Jodi Emerson (D-Eau Claire) issued the following statement in response:
“Republicans missed many opportunities in this budget to do what was best for the people of Wisconsin and repeatedly rejected many of the Governor’s initiatives that reflected the will of the people
“While the version of the Budget that was signed by Gov. Evers today did not include as many significant pieces as was in the original People’s Budget, I am pleased that the Governor rejected politics and instead acted in the best interest of Wisconsin by using his constitutional partial veto power to help shape a flawed budget that will benefit many people in our State and in the 91st district.
“One benefit is the increase of nearly $100 million in education over the biennium. This will allow us to make investments in our children a priority and will be a huge boost to our public education system.
“Our work is far from over today. I look forward to working with my Democratic colleagues to continue to fight for what’s best for the people of Wisconsin and to deliver on the many critical pieces that the Republicans stripped from the People’s Budget”

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