MADISON – Today, State Representative Alex Joers (D-Middleton) attended Governor Tony Evers’ fifth State of the State Address to a joint session of the Wisconsin State Legislature. Governor Evers highlighted his administration’s work over the past four years and looked ahead at what the next four will hold. Representative Joers released the following statement:

“It is clear Governor Evers is working for the people of Wisconsin. I appreciated hearing his vision for how we can bolster our workforce through investing in the people of this state. Over the last four years under his leadership, unemployment has hit record lows, Wisconsin has an AAA bond credit rating for the first time in 40 years, and our surplus is at the highest level in state history. While there is still progress to be made, I am thankful for his leadership and I look forward to supporting him as we build on this momentum during the next four years.

“There is no doubt from his speech, Governor Evers aims to address the real issues facing all Wisconsinites. As the governor mentioned, what’s best for our kids has always been what’s best for our state. Governor Evers understands that the foundation of this idea is increasing investments in public education, so every kid has the chance to reach their full potential.

“I appreciated hearing about the success of the Main Street Bounceback program as small businesses continue to expand and grow across the state. I also look forward to the critical work of addressing PFAS contamination in our communities. These are just a few of the many policy areas I hope to support the administration in solving.”

Representative Joers was joined at the event by Holly Hatcher as his official guest for the evening. Holly is the Dane County Board Supervisor for District 26 and a registered nurse. Supervisor Hatcher included the following statement:

“As a registered nurse, I appreciate hearing Governor Evers’ commitment to mental health initiatives, affordable healthcare, and support for our workforce. As a local official, I also understand the need for local investments in municipalities as we work to provide services to our constituents. I am grateful to hear about Governor Evers’ leadership on this issue and many others as we continue to serve the residents of Dane County.”

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