MADISON – Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) released the Weekly Radio Address on behalf of Wisconsin State Republicans.
Hi, I’m Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke.
While most of us were packing the car last weekend to head to a barbeque or up to the cabin, Governor Evers and his team were pouring through our WISCONSIN Budget, looking for ways to undermine our conservative spending plan.
When all the dust settled, Evers used his veto pen to strike out or alter nearly 80 pieces of the budget, resulting in a final budget that makes it easier to stay on welfare, hinders our communities from repairing their local roads, and allows the wants of big cities like Madison and Milwaukee to overshadow the needs of the rest of the state.
Simple things like drug screenings and providing worker training for those receiving government benefits – slashed. A program to help local districts retire old school buses – vetoed.
Even as voters call for improvements to our highways and bridges, Evers vetoed out new money we designated to help fix our local roads!
Now, the governor continues to say that these actions only allow his administration more flexibility. But let’s not be fooled.
Really, what that means is that more decisions will be made by unelected, unaccountable, Madison bureaucrats. And if you ask me, that’s a far cry from how things should be done.