Rep. Rohrkaste: Criticizes backwards-thinking budget proposal

Contact: State Representative Mike Rohrkaste (608) 266-5719

Madison, WI – Governor Tony Evers released his budget proposal during an address to the Wisconsin Legislature this evening. It included over $6 billion in new spending, an extraordinary 8% increase. That tax increase will be borne by Wisconsinites across the state. It also included divisive policy objectives unrelated to the fiscal health of the state.

“I am disappointed that this is how Governor Evers chose to begin his tenure in the Executive Branch,” said Representative Mike Rohrkaste (R-Neenah). “As a member of the Joint Committee on Finance, which will be developing this proposal into an actual budget that Wisconsinites can get behind, I can say we’ve got some work ahead of us. While there are some areas we can find common ground on issues like addressing mental health and workforce development, many of his proposals caters to big-government interests. After vetoing a middle class tax cut proposal I can’t say I’m surprised to see that Governor Evers is supportive of the regressive policies of the past. Our economy is humming and our state is growing – now is not the time for a pie-in-the-sky, far-left wish list like we were presented with.”

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