Sen. Steve Nass (608) 266-2635

Senator Steve Nass (R-Whitewater) issued the following statement regarding the Joint Finance Committee’s approval of a new record high State Building Program with $1.9 billion in bonding (all funding sources). The previous record high came during Governor Jim Doyle’s term in 2009-11 with $1.7 billion in bonding for state building projects.

“Excessive spending and bonding is now the rage in the State Capitol as Republicans try to buy Governor Evers’ support for our version of the budget. $1.9 billion for the state building program will come at the expense of taxpayers and higher fees throughout state government in the future, especially in the UW System.

Tonight was another win for big spending and a loss for the taxpayers. It is becoming more difficult by the day to vote in favor of the budget in two weeks.”

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