Madison- State Representative Tyler Vorpagel (R-Plymouth) issued the following after Governor Evers’ second State of the State Address:
“Last night the Governor’s second State of the State Address was frustrating to say the least. Last year during his State of the State Address he proposed raising taxes on the manufacturing and agriculture industry to pay for his expansion of welfare. Now suddenly he is concerned with rural Wisconsin. While I’m happy to see the Governor expand his interest outside of Madison and Milwaukee, our rural areas should have been a priority for him last year too.
“I’m proud to say that the State of our State is strong, we have record high employment levels and unemployment rate has hit historic lows over the past few years. In the past decade we have cumulatively cut taxes by almost $13 billion, and that number is continuing to rise into 2021.
“During the first year in divided government, we have come together and passed 95% of the bills with bipartisan support. While no Democrats voted for the state budget this session, we still managed to pass a conservative budget that cut taxes by more than $400 million and was signed by the Governor.
“Governor Evers and I have disagreed on some things, but I hope that he will continue to help us move forward on job creation, budget surpluses, and lower taxes.”
Representative Tyler Vorpagel (R-Plymouth) serves the 27th Assembly District which includes Kiel, Cleveland, Elkhart Lake, Howards Grove, Plymouth, Kohler, and Sheboygan.