State Representative Beth Meyers issued the following statement in response to Governor Tony Evers’ State of the State address, which took place on Tuesday evening.
“Governor Ever’s response to the challenges Wisconsin has faced throughout the pandemic has been considerate of the health and prosperity of all Wisconsinites. Despite another year of divisiveness and uncertainty, we have found ways to come together and address the issues facing our state.”
“Although we have made progress in our battle against COVID-19 over the last year, we have faced ongoing economic challenges across the state. Throughout this pandemic Governor Evers has invested $1 billion in federal aid into Main Streets all across our state. With the 74th Assembly District being almost entirely composed of small businesses, this aid was vital to Northern Wisconsin and its economy. This aid allowed constituents to get back on their feet, and this is evidenced by our current unemployment rates being the lowest in Wisconsin state history.”
“Thanks to the Evers administration, multiple infrastructure projects in the 74th Assembly District stayed on track during the ongoing pandemic. Some of our roads, which are constantly battered with heavy rain and snow, received the attention they so desperately needed to continue to be used safely and reliably. In the last year, over 1,770 miles of highways across the state, along with 1,250 bridges, have been reinforced infrastructure projects.”
“Education has always been a top priority for the Governor, and that is no less true this year. Governor Evers worked to protect children in classrooms while still ensuring a quality education for all in the face of COVID-19. In December of 2021, the Evers Administration announced $110 million in additional funding for schools across the state, equating to an additional $133 per pupil.”
“Wisconsin continues to move in the right direction under the leadership of Governor Tony Evers. I look forward to continuing to work with the Governor to ensure the constituents of the 74th are well-represented in the Capitol.”