Gov. Evers continues to invest in children and young adults across Wisconsin.

MADISON – Tonight, Governor Tony Evers delivered his first State of the State Address of his second term. Gov. Evers declared 2023 the Year of Mental Health, highlighted the progress that his administration made in his first term, and what he hopes to achieve for Wisconsinites in the next four years.

Representative Madison (D-10) issued the following statement:

“I applaud the steps that Governor Evers has taken to advance equity initiatives across the state, such as creating the Council on Health Equity, creating the “Get Kids Ahead” initiative and making it a permanent state program, establishing the Office of Environmental Justice, and developing Wisconsin’s Clean Energy Plan. I commend Gov. Evers’ commitment to building a robust green economy that prioritizes creating pathways for working-class Wisconsinites to access the new jobs that we create.”

“I look forward to authoring legislation that builds upon Gov. Evers priorities, especially as it relates to opportunity youth in Wisconsin – young adults aged 16-24 who are out of school, out of work, and commonly interface with the justice system and foster care system. By using Wisconsin’s projected $6.5 billion surplus to invest in children and young adults we can: reduce the long-term impact of adverse childhood experiences, reduce interactions with the criminal justice system, and build a Wisconsin where every child and adult can thrive.”

“Finally, I want to thank Gov. Evers for prioritizing shared revenue as it is a critical issue in our state since municipalities and counties are on the brink of bankruptcy. I look forward to working with the Governor and my colleagues across the aisle to advance these important issues.”

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