Madison – Today, Rep. Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton) released the following statement following Governor Evers’ State of the State Address:

“It’s great news that Wisconsin has the largest rainy day fund in state history and an unprecedented surplus, but Governor Evers can’t take credit for that. He can pat himself on the back for the billions of dollars in federal money he alone handed out over the past two years, when in reality, he should be saying “thank you” to the Legislature for holding onto more of our Wisconsin tax dollars so we have it when we need it, not telling us to spend it.

“Maybe Governor Evers forgot we are facing hyper-inflation that could cripple our economy. Just like at home, we need to exercise restraint and remember we could be facing some tough times ahead. More than ever we have to remain prudent in our budget and policy decisions so we do not reverse course on the progress we’ve made over the last several years. The surplus is proof that our tax cuts and reforms are working.

“Governor Evers is looking at more ways to use his executive power to grow government and increase spending instead of ensuring Wisconsin is on good financial footing once all of the federal stimulus funds are exhausted. Staying focused and safeguarding Wisconsin’s prosperity and reputation of being a wonderful place to live, work and visit is paramount.”

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