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Democrats are ready to get to work

MADISON – Assembly Democratic Leader Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) released the following statement after Governor Tony Evers’ State of the State Address:

“Tonight, Governor Evers laid out a clear vision for Wisconsin’s future. He highlighted the opportunities we have as a state, and what we can accomplish in the remainder of the legislative session,” Rep. Hintz stated. “His agenda focuses on the issues that matter to Wisconsin families – health care costs, public education, and an economy that works for everyone. As the governor pointed out in his speech, these should be easy, bipartisan wins because they affect every legislative district in the state.”

“The people of Wisconsin deserve elected officials who will show up and get to work on their behalf. With two months left in the legislative session we have the time to accomplish so much for the people we serve.”

Governor Evers continued his call for the legislature to complete a list of priorities before the end of session including:

· Closing the “Dark Store Loophole”

· Capping the cost of insulin at $100 per month

· Creating a non-partisan redistricting process

· Strengthening clean water protections

· Making higher education accessible

· Legalizing medical marijuana

· Tackling the student loan debt crisis

· Investing in our rural communities

· Addressing homelessness in Wisconsin

“We are at our best when we work together to get things done. It is my hope that we can take on these challenges in a bipartisan manner without being stopped by gatekeepers in Republican leadership who are more concerned with thwarting Governor Evers than creating opportunity across the state.”

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