Madison – Rep. Rob Summerfield (R-Bloomer) issued the following statement after Governor Evers’ State of the State address given to the joint session of the Wisconsin State Legislature Tuesday night:
“Governor Evers tonight took credit for things he not only didn’t achieve but actively obstructed. It was the resilience of Wisconsin businesses and employees that made our state recover from the pandemic and shutdown, not the governor who imposed the shutdown.
“The massive $2 billion tax cut in our biennial budget was made possible by the work of Legislative Republicans who passed those tax cuts, not by the governor who proposed raising taxes by $1 billion.
“And finally, Governor Evers took credit for the broadband expansion happening in our state. Earlier this session, the Legislature passed a bill I authored that would have allocated $500 million in federal funds to expand broadband access. Governor Evers vetoed that legislation and instead has only directed a fraction of my proposal for broadband–hundreds of millions of dollars short of market demand.
“If Governor Evers wants to help Wisconsin, then he should get out of the way. Obstructing the good policies put forth by Legislative Republicans is one thing, but taking credit for our accomplishments after the fact is another.”