CONTACT: Rep. Mary Felzkowski – 608-266-7694
Madison- Yesterday, the Wisconsin State Assembly met in a floor session to vote on the 2019-21 state budget. The budget passed the Assembly and will be voted on by the Senate today before heading to the Governor’s desk for his signature.
Rep. Mary Felzkowski (R-Irma) commented: “As I went around my district hosting listening sessions this spring there were three recurring themes I heard at every stop: ‘Invest in our schools, revitalize the rural workforce, and don’t raise my taxes!’ and I’m proud to vote for a budget that does just that. We have built on last budget’s historic investments in K-12 education, increased funding for our technical colleges by $25 million and doubled the Career and Technical Education Grant allocations.”
“Additionally, we have increased funding for nursing homes by $30 million, funding for Personal Care Workers by $37 million and funding for Direct Caregivers in Family Care by $27 million. These are increases I fought for and supported, because as our population is aging in the Northwoods, we must to prioritize caring for our elderly.”
“Most importantly, we have delivered on all of this without raising taxes. We have delivered on a middle class tax cut. We have delivered on investing in our public schools. We have delivered on fixing our roads and bridges. We have delivered on funding our healthcare needs. With this budget, we have delivered what the people of Wisconsin, and the people in my district, have asked for. ”