CONTACT: Lisa Subeck, 608-266-7521(office)
MADISON – Tonight, Governor Tony Evers delivered his 2019-21 Biennial Budget Address and released his first executive state budget proposal. State Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) issued the following statement in response.
“What a difference a Governor can make! Tonight, we heard an exciting new vision for Wisconsin’s future, one that puts people first and emphasizes our shared values.
“I stand by Governor Evers’s plan to re-invest in our neighborhood schools after eight years of unprecedented attacks on public education. Our kids are the smartest investment we can make, and every dollar we spend to support them will pay dividends in the future.
“I also support the Governor’s agenda to help every community thrive by ensuring clean drinking water, expanding health services for mothers and infants, and accepting Medicaid funds so more people can have quality health coverage. We need to stop playing politics with people’s health care.
“It is long past time our state government put the focus back on the middle class, not just wealthy donors. The budget plan we heard tonight puts people first by providing a fair, responsible tax cut for middle-income Wisconsinites while rolling back a tax giveaway for millionaires.
“The values and priorities Governor Evers laid out tonight are those most Wisconsinites share. I look forward to working with the Governor and my colleagues to ensure Wisconsin’s future is bright.”