Wisconsin Needs a Budget that Puts Families and Economic Opportunity First
Walker budget another step backward for Wisconsin
MADISON – Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) released the following statement tonight after Governor Walker delivered his state budget address:
“Instead of putting forward a budget that puts Wisconsin first and creates economic opportunity that focuses on job creation and our world-class education system, Governor Walker has introduced a budget aimed more at Republican primary voters in Iowa than the needs of the people of Wisconsin.
“Once again, the governor is making short-sighted choices that will put Wisconsin’s future at risk. Among other proposals, making massive cuts to our world-class university system, putting more of our state’s transportation needs on the credit card, and providing seemingly unlimited funds for school vouchers while giving crumbs to public schools that educate the overwhelming majority of our students will undermine opportunities for hardworking Wisconsinites and put our state farther behind in a knowledge-based world economy.
“The people of Wisconsin deserve a budget that invests in their top priorities – access to a good-paying job and training for the jobs of tomorrow, stronger schools for their kids and better opportunities now and in the future. Throughout the budget process, Democrats will continue to stand up for these important issues and fight for our shared Wisconsin values.”
Recent Press Releases by State Rep. Peter Barca
From January to April 2016, $20.9 million in municipal contracts were awarded to out-of-state companies compared to $32 million during the same time period in 2017.
"For years, we’ve been trailing the rest of the country in entrepreneurship."
"By 2019, more than 740,000 taxpayers will see an increase in how much they pay, not a decrease."