Madison, WI – State Representative Chuck Wichgers (R-Muskego) responded to Governor Tony Evers’ State of the State address tonight with the following:

“I am proud the governor championed the tax cuts provided in our state budget. Unfortunately, he failed to mention that he introduced a budget to raise taxes by a $1 billion dollars; Republicans rejected the idea to raise taxes.

“The governor also failed to address the issues with our previous elections by vetoing several reforms. Therefore, the state legislature will send him more bills which incorporate the recommendations from the elections audit by the non-partisan Legislative Audit Bureau.

“The governor announced several new areas of state spending. I am relieved the governor will finally provide more detail about how he plans to spend federal covid-relief dollars. The governor is still sitting on over $900 million dollars without any oversight by the state legislature.

“I stand with my colleagues who want to unequivocally restore our individual freedoms and our ability to work to provide for our families.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email