Rep. Goyke Statement on Passage of 2013-2015 State Budget
State Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement in response to the Wisconsin State Assembly’s passage of the 2013-2015 biennial budget
MADISON – State Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement in response to the Wisconsin State Assembly’s passage of the 2013-2015 biennial budget:
“In my neighborhood everyone is invested in the success of one another – we celebrate new neighbors moving in, we gather to clean up after the winter thaw, and together we bear loses, setbacks, and tragedies. The neighborhoods I represent are making positive progress every day. Boards are coming off windows, kids are enjoying the summer outside, and businesses are relocating back to the central city of Milwaukee. I love living in a community where all hands are on deck.”
“In the weeks preceding the budget debate, I met with dozens and dozens of my Republican colleagues in the Assembly and Senate. I pleaded the case of the City of Milwaukee and spoke about the personal experiences of my friends and neighbors.”
“Despite the personal plea, my Republican colleagues moved forward with a disastrous state budget. Today Republicans borrowed a billion dollars to build big road projects in the suburbs, while continuing to underfund our public schools. Republicans also expanded Wisconsin’s police powers and welcomed back bail bondsmen despite every member of the criminal justice system objecting. But the worst was the political payback of removing a local government’s ability to establish residency requirements. Removing residency now, right as we gain great momentum, serves no other purpose than to repay a political debt.”
“Over the coming weeks and months I look forward to going door to door in my district and the neighborhoods that I love to share with my constituents how this harmful budget affects them and their families. I will continue to work side by side with them to improve our communities and to reverse the devastating policies enacted by the Republican controlled legislature today. Together we will build a brighter future for the 18th Assembly District and all of Wisconsin.”
Press Releases Referencing Evan Goyke
Sep 10th, 2015 by Evan Goyke
Assembly Bills 51 and 52 will benefit Wisconsin’s court system and those whom they serve by providing greater access to treatment while maintaining high quality standards to ensure the program’s success.
Jul 28th, 2015 by Evan Goyke
“I believe in Milwaukee and I’m all in.”
Mar 12th, 2015 by Evan Goyke
State senator backs package being circulated by State Rep. Dianne Hesselbein
Mar 6th, 2015 by Evan Goyke
"Senate Bill 44 is bad public policy, drafted in a rushed way. "
Feb 25th, 2015 by Evan Goyke
Retailer's wage increase shows need for good pay, he says
Feb 11th, 2015 by Evan Goyke
"I am thrilled that the Council, in an overwhelmingly bi-partisan vote, supported advancement of these three pieces of legislation."