Jennifer Shilling
Press Release

Gov. Walker fails to submit balanced budget

$1 billion transportation deficit unaddressed by Gov. Walker

By - Feb 8th, 2017 04:39 pm
Road Closed. Photo by Dave Reid.

Road Closed. Photo by Dave Reid.

MADISON – Amid bipartisan confusion and concern with Gov. Walker’s proposed 2017-19 state budget, Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) released the following statement:

“Working families are struggling to get ahead and Gov. Walker’s budget continues to put the American dream out of reach for too many. Families in western Wisconsin are tired of driving on crumbling roads and want stronger leadership to strengthen communities. Rather than extending Gov. Walker’s tax breaks for the wealthy and doubling down on subsidies for companies that outsource Wisconsin jobs, we should be investing in affordable child care, student loan debt relief and retirement security.”

“Wisconsin has trailed the national average in job growth for 20 consecutive quarters under Gov. Walker. We need a balanced budget that prioritizes our local schools, families and communities. Instead of responsible solutions, Gov. Walker has built a house of cards based on false assumptions and fake money. A budget that fails to address the $1 billion transportation funding deficit is not a balanced budget. If we don’t have safe and reliable roads, bridges and public infrastructure, our economy will continue to suffer and working families will fall further behind.”

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