MADISON – Today, Governor Tony Evers gave his 2023 State of the State Address, which discussed the accomplishments made during the past year to keep our economy thriving.
During the address, the governor noted that through the Main Street Bounceback grant program, his administration was able to help more than 8,500 Wisconsin small businesses expand and move into our communities. This program, alongside other major state investments under the governor’s leadership, has led Wisconsin to its highest state revenue estimates and a historic surplus in state funds.
Evers pledged to reinvest these funds to support our state’s children and hardworking families. He has promised to make targeted investments to expand the financial literacy curriculum and fund our struggling schools. The governor also stressed the importance of providing tax relief for the middle class, while keeping childcare accessible and affordable.
Upon conclusion of the 2023 State of the State Address, Senator Johnson made the following comments:
“As a former small business owner and former childcare provider, I was extremely encouraged to hear Governor Evers’ commitment to hardworking Wisconsinites who wake up every day to provide for their families and keep our state running. With a historic revenue surplus, we owe it to communities across our state to invest in Wisconsin’s economic wellbeing through supporting current and aspiring business owners and ensuring affordable childcare access.”
Once again, Governor Evers has demonstrated that he is listening to the needs of the people of Wisconsin and shares the values that we as a state hold dear. As such, it is imperative that legislators on both sides of the aisle come together to step up and do the right thing for our state by the vision the governor laid out today forward.