July 26, 2021
Senator Howard Marklein – (608) 266-0703
Representative Mark Born – (608) 266-2540
Co-Chairs Statement on Governor’s Political Special Session Call
Madison – The Co-Chairs of the Joint Committee on Finance, State Representative Mark Born (R-Beaver Dam) and State Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green), released the following statement in response to Governor Evers’ call of the Legislature into Special Session:

“Today’s special session call is nothing but political posturing.  Just a few weeks ago, Governor Evers supported the K-12 budget that Republicans put on his desk. We increased special education costs to the highest dollar levels ever and doubled investments in mental health. He had no choice but to accept it.”

“We’ve said it over and over again – the influx of federal funding has to be a part of this conversation. The Legislature’s budget, which he signed, accounted for the massive Federal funds for schools, made significant investments in our student’s education and respected taxpayers. It was a good budget and we continue to stand by our decisions.”

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