Contact: State Representative Mike Rohrkaste (608) 266-5719
Madison, WI – The Wisconsin State Assembly voted 60-39 to pass the 2019-21 budget today. It builds off of the surpluses created by past responsible budgeting, to deliver on items Republicans and Democrats alike have voiced support for.
“Between the middle-class tax cut and overall tax reduction, our cash infusions for local roads, our increases to Children and Family Aids, our millions in the Technical College and workforce development systems, our ‘kid-friendly’ education budget, and our massive raises for nursing homes and personal care workers, this really is a budget we can all get behind,” said Representative Mike Rohrkaste (R-Neenah).
“I’ve been working for months as part of the Joint Finance Committee to craft a responsible budget that invests in shared priorities without raising taxes or burdening us with unsustainable debt,” continued Rohrkaste. “I’m looking forward to the Senate’s vote to pass this budget and the Governor signing it into law so he can join legislators like me in our districts, spreading the news on the type of budget we can all support.”