MADISON – Today, Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg) issued the following statement relating to Governor Tony Evers’ proposal to spend $1.7 billion from the projected state surplus:
“Senate Republicans will not gamble with a projected state surplus to fund Tony Evers’ re-election gimmicks.
“Governor Evers currently has $930 million in federal ‘Biden bucks’ at his sole discretion, and he will get another $1.25 billion in May. That’s more than enough federal money to fund his re-election gimmicks without risking state taxpayer resources. If he’s serious about his own plan, he should fund it.”