MADISON – Representative Tod Ohnstad released the following statement on Governor Evers’ State of the State Address: 

“As the last State of the State Address was given virtually, I’m pleased the Legislature was able to be in-person this evening.” 

“I could not be more proud of Governor Evers’ accomplishments throughout the past year. Navigating the ups and downs of the pandemic has been no easy task. Governor Evers rose to the challenge and worked hard to get support out the door, with Wisconsin ranking second in the country for aid directed to economic development and first for aid allocated to businesses. More than 100,000 small businesses received support with nearly 3,000 of them opening up new storefronts on Main Streets across Wisconsin. Our state is also at a record low unemployment rate of 2.8 percent and achieved a $3.8 billion surplus. These are certainly accomplishments worth celebrating.”

“Governor Evers announced the creation of a Blue Ribbon Commission on Veteran Opportunity to help more than 300,000 veterans who live in Wisconsin. On top of that, he also announced his surplus plan to send every Wisconsinite $150 surplus refund, invest millions into student mental health and educational services, and provide much-needed relief for child and caregivers. He has called for a special session of the Legislature to approve these initiatives – a no brainer.” 

“We are moving forward as a state, stronger than ever. I look forward to working with the Governor in the future as he continues to lead our great state.”

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