Madison, WI – On Tuesday, the Legislature convened in the Assembly Chambers to receive Governor Evers’ State of the State Address. Senator Mary Felzkowski (R-Tomahawk) was in attendance for the address and made the following comments:
“For the last five years, we’ve sat in the Assembly Chambers and listened to Governor Evers publicly profess a desire to work together in unity, and then turn around and craft divisive policies once the cameras are off. The state of Wisconsin deserves better.
For our tradespeople, teachers, and health care professionals who’ve been waiting months for their licenses – the state needs to do better. For our local governments who are struggling to provide core services to our communities – the state needs to do better. For our fire fighters, EMS personnel, and police officers that feel ignored – the state needs to do better.
The role of government is to do for others what they cannot do for themselves. We have a real opportunity to work together and get back to that philosophy. Split government comes with hurdles, but it also comes with accountability. The Legislature will continue to serve as a check and balance on the Governor’s irresponsible proposals, and the Governor may continue to feed off of the Legislature’s ideas.
The State of our State needs to be a priority we work on in a collaborative manner. I very much look forward to addressing the many issues Wisconsinites still face, and will work with everyone in government who’s willing to come to the table.”