Contact: Representative Robyn Vining
MADISON – Governor Tony Evers signed the state budget today, using his partial veto authority to adjust or remove 78 provisions in the budget passed through the Wisconsin State Legislature. State Representative Robyn Vining (D-Wauwatosa) issued the following statement in response:
“As is written on the ceiling of the Governor’s conference room, and was echoed by Governor Evers today, the will of the people is the law of the land. In signing the budget today, Gov. Evers has showed that he is willing to work together – we are willing to work together. In justice and prudence, we can work together and move forward together.
I thank Gov. Evers for protecting Milwaukee County with his veto of reducing the county’s shared revenue for child welfare services. Our children and families deserve better, and this reduction would have hurt our communities.
I thank Gov. Evers for investing in our kids and their futures by increasing per pupil aid with his partial veto authority. Governor Evers has said that this budget puts a down payment on the People’s Budget, and there is still work to be done.
I thank Gov. Evers for his commitment to the people of Wisconsin.
The signs on the ceiling in the Governor’s office don’t change like legislators do. We need to respect the long-standing Wisconsin values that are written in this building. We can achieve the progress our state and our people deserve. Now is the time to come together and work on other issues for Wisconsinites.
Tomorrow, as we celebrate the Fourth of July, we aren’t celebrating as Democrats or Republicans, but as Wisconsinites and as Americans. Forward together.”