Contact: Rep. Terry Katsma, (608) 266-0656

Madison – Following Governor Tony Evers’ State of the State Address to a joint session of the Wisconsin State Legislature Tuesday evening, Representative Terry Katsma (R-Oostburg) issued the following statement:

“I want to thank Governor Evers for speaking to the Legislature and outlining his plans for the state. While we do not agree on everything, I was encouraged to hear that he wants to reach across the aisle and work together for the people of Wisconsin.

“However, I was disappointed that Governor Evers did not accurately describe the current state of the state. Because of the past eight years of Republican leadership, Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is at its 11th straight month at or below 3 percent; Wisconsin families have the lowest tax burden in nearly 50 years; and we have the largest rainy day fund in history. The state of the state is strong.

“I look forward to working with Governor Evers on issues that will have bipartisan support, while also maintaining the progress Wisconsin has made under Republican leadership. The middle-class income tax cut announced earlier this month—which fulfills one of Governor Evers’ campaign promises—and the strong bipartisan support and passage of Assembly Bill 1, which protects pre-existing conditions, are just a few examples of how we can work together for the people of this state.

“I will continue to fight for the people of the 26th Assembly District, and hope to work with my colleagues and the new administration to continue to move Wisconsin forward.”

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