MADISON – Representative Tip McGuire issued the following statement on Governor Evers’s State of the State address this evening:

“Tonight, Gov. Evers addressed the state, providing a positive vision for our shared future.

“Over the course of the pandemic, Gov. Evers has made billions of dollars of investments in working families and small businesses across the state in or to keep our Main Streets strong. As a result, our state boasts both a historically low unemployment rate as well as the largest budget surplus in our state’s history.

“That said, we still have work to do to make sure Wisconsin’s working families can get ahead, and Gov. Evers presented a plan to ensure that we get our budget surplus working for the people of our state.

“I support the Governor’s plan to give a $150 surplus refund to every Wisconsin resident, which can be used for gas, groceries, and all of the other necessities of life. The Governor’s plan for the surplus is designed to give working families direct assistance, while a Republican plan has already proposed – yes, you guessed it – massive tax cuts for the rich.

“Working families in every part of the state need and deserve assistance, and they need it right now. As Gov. Evers said tonight: ‘This is the people’s money. Let’s get it back to them.’”

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