MADISON – Tonight, Governor Tony Evers gave his third State of the State Address, the first to be given virtually due to COVID-19. He set forth an important agenda addressing many major issues facing Wisconsinites, and called on the Legislature to address those issues this session. Representative Greta Neubauer (D-Racine) released the following statement on the address:
“Tonight’s State of the State Address highlighted many critical issues Wisconsin faces and the need to act with urgency,” Rep. Neubauer stated. “The last year has not been easy for Wisconsin workers, families, and small businesses. We face a deadly pandemic that has left far too many struggling in our state. Last week our republic was faced with a terrible threat, one that will not disappear overnight.
“Despite the difficulty and grief of the last year, tonight’s speech also highlighted our resilience, our ability to work together to move forward and find solutions for tough problems. Governor Evers laid out a plan to help combat COVID-19, so our communities can be healthy and vibrant again. He pushed for rural broadband and other measures essential to bolster our economy, especially as we work to recover from the pandemic’s damage. And he highlighted how we can protect our democracy and invest in good government by enacting a fair, nonpartisan redistricting process in Wisconsin.
“The path forward isn’t easy, but we can do it together. I’m committed to working for the people of Racine, and I look forward to working with Governor Evers on these priorities this session.”