Madison, WI – Representative Rob Swearingen (R – Rhinelander) released the following statement after Governor Tony Evers addressed a joint session of the Wisconsin State Legislature for his second annual State of the State address.

“The state of the state is strong, thanks to the work of legislative Republicans ensuring that the gains of the past decade were not reversed by the Governor’s far-left agenda. It unfortunately seems that the Governor continues to prioritize Madison and Milwaukee over the rest of the state. I remain committed to ensuring that the issues most affecting the Northwoods continue to be at the forefront of the legislative agenda.”

Rep. Swearingen reiterated his support of the conservative biennial state that despite receiving no Democratic support in the legislature, was signed into law by Governor Evers last year.

“The budget was a major win for Wisconsin. We successfully increased access to affordable health care, cut taxes by $400 million, and made historic investments in our schools and roads. Additionally, we expanded the Broadband Expansion Grant Program by $48 million, ensuring that rural areas throughout Wisconsin have access to high-speed, reliable internet.”

During the final months of the current legislative session, Rep. Swearingen is looking forward to voting for bills that promote clean water and safe communities.

“The Northwoods continues to be the best area of the state to live, work and raise a family. I look forward to working with my colleagues in 2020 to keep moving Wisconsin forward in the right direction.”

Representative Swearingen represents the 34th Assembly District, which includes the Northwoods counties of Oneida, Vilas, Florence and portions of Forest.

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