Contact: Rep. Greta Neubauer, (608) 237-9166
MADISON — Today, Governor Tony Evers partially vetoed the State Budget, striking seventy-five provisions and increasing education funding by $100 million. Rep. Greta Neubauer (D-Racine) released the following statement:
“Governor Evers drafted the People’s Budget to reflect the priorities of Wisconsin families, after conversations with real people across the state. His original budget pushed for the policies that matter the most to the people of Wisconsin.
“While the budget process left a lot to be desired, Governor Evers’ ambitious agenda pushed Republicans to increase investments in critical areas far beyond anything we have seen over the past eight years. Today, Governor Evers used his veto pen to return nearly $100 million in per-pupil aid for our public schools to the budget, along with removing the Tesla kickbacks and other provisions.
“Governor Evers said it best — ‘this budget is just a down payment on the People’s Budget and the priorities of the people of Wisconsin.’ Our priorities will not change — we will continue to push for affordable health care, quality schools, good roads, and a clean environment. Let’s get back to work.”