Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald

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Majority Leader Fitzgerald Reacts to Additional State Revenue
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Majority Leader Fitzgerald Reacts to Additional State Revenue

More money for the state’s rainy day fund, general fund

Legislature Asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to Require Attorney General Kaul to Comply With Law
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Legislature Asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to Require Attorney General Kaul to Comply With Law

Kaul refusing to follow previous ruling in SEIU vs. Vos

Majority Leader Fitzgerald Reacts to Governor Evers Signing the Wisconsin Budget
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Majority Leader Fitzgerald Reacts to Governor Evers Signing the Wisconsin Budget

"I want to thank Governor Evers for signing the budget into law today, including fully embracing the middle-class tax cut."

What They’re Saying: Legislators Urge Evers to Sign Budget
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What They’re Saying: Legislators Urge Evers to Sign Budget

Statewide media tour highlights impact of The Wisconsin Budget

Majority Leader Fitzgerald Statement on the Passage of the Wisconsin Budget
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Majority Leader Fitzgerald Statement on the Passage of the Wisconsin Budget

"This budget keeps Wisconsin headed in the right direction."

Majority Leader Fitzgerald Statement on Evers’ Veto of Born Alive Bill
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Majority Leader Fitzgerald Statement on Evers’ Veto of Born Alive Bill

"It’s appalling that the governor has decided to veto these common-sense reforms."

Statement from Majority Leader Fitzgerald on Budget Discussions
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Statement from Majority Leader Fitzgerald on Budget Discussions

"The budget that passed the Finance Committee serves as a conservative check on the document that Governor Evers introduced earlier this year."

Legislative Leaders Commit to Transportation Reforms
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Legislative Leaders Commit to Transportation Reforms

"Assembly Republicans finally achieved our goal of increasing revenues to fix our roads and bridges."

Sen. Fitzgerald, Rep. Hutton Introduce Money Laundering Legislation
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Sen. Fitzgerald, Rep. Hutton Introduce Money Laundering Legislation

Gives law enforcement more tools to combat human trafficking

Republicans Intend to Intervene and Stop Liberal Groups from Undermining Act 10
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Republicans Intend to Intervene and Stop Liberal Groups from Undermining Act 10

"We aren’t picking this fight – once again a liberal group is trying to change laws that have been passed by the Legislature and previously upheld by the courts."

Wisconsin Senate Sends Crime Victim Rights Amendment to Voters
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Wisconsin Senate Sends Crime Victim Rights Amendment to Voters

Voters will weigh in on amendment during April 2020 election

Leader Fitzgerald Applauds Joint Finance Committee Eliminating Over $1 Billion in Gov. Evers’ Tax Hikes
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Leader Fitzgerald Applauds Joint Finance Committee Eliminating Over $1 Billion in Gov. Evers’ Tax Hikes

"The governor’s proposed budget was built on sand."

Majority Leader Fitzgerald Applauds Supreme Court Ruling on Appointees
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Majority Leader Fitzgerald Applauds Supreme Court Ruling on Appointees

"I’m glad to see that the Supreme Court has ended this unnecessary constitutional crisis and enforced the return of these individuals to their rightful positions."

Governor Evers Signs Fitzgerald-Jagler Bill to Replace R-Word in Administrative Code
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Governor Evers Signs Fitzgerald-Jagler Bill to Replace R-Word in Administrative Code

"This term has no place in Wisconsin’s administrative code and our bill offers a permanent fix to this problem."

Sen. Fitzgerald Statement on Governor Evers and Foxconn
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Sen. Fitzgerald Statement on Governor Evers and Foxconn

"This completes the original narrative that the governor has wanted to undermine the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation from day one."

On Tax Day, Senate Majority Leader Fitzgerald Reaffirms Commitment to Keeping Taxes Low
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On Tax Day, Senate Majority Leader Fitzgerald Reaffirms Commitment to Keeping Taxes Low

"We have Wisconsin headed in the right direction."

Legislation to Remove R-Word from Administrative Code Heads to Governor Evers’ Desk
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Legislation to Remove R-Word from Administrative Code Heads to Governor Evers’ Desk

"This action by the Legislature provides a permanent fix to banning this offensive language from Wisconsin’s administrative code once and for all."

Joint Statement: Appellate Court Decision on the Extraordinary Session
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Joint Statement: Appellate Court Decision on the Extraordinary Session

"Today, the rule of law has prevailed."

Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald Sends Letter to Appointees Impacted By Governor Evers’ Actions
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Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald Sends Letter to Appointees Impacted By Governor Evers’ Actions

The move resulted in some state boards and commissions having their membership decimated and even stalled decisions on major energy projects in front of the Public Service Commission.

The Evers Education Budget: A Gift for Liberal Special Interests
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The Evers Education Budget: A Gift for Liberal Special Interests

Raises taxes on families leaving public schools, attacks choice program, stops charter schools

Evers’ Budget Puts Illegal Immigrants Ahead of Veterans
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Evers’ Budget Puts Illegal Immigrants Ahead of Veterans

"The governor has decided that those who are violating federal law should get a better deal than Wisconsin’s heroes."

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald Responds to Governor Evers’ Budget Address
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Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald Responds to Governor Evers’ Budget Address

“Governor Evers campaigned on bringing people to the table, however Republicans weren’t even consulted before he rolled out one of the most liberal budgets in Wisconsin history."

Majority Leader Fitzgerald’s Statement on Governor Evers’ School Voucher Plan
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Majority Leader Fitzgerald’s Statement on Governor Evers’ School Voucher Plan

"Governor Evers’ plans would do immense harm to the voucher program and create uncertainty for schools, students, and their families."

Majority Leader Fitzgerald Responds to Governor Evers’ Veto of Middle-Class Tax Cut
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Majority Leader Fitzgerald Responds to Governor Evers’ Veto of Middle-Class Tax Cut

"I am confident that Senate Republicans will redouble our efforts and fight to include a middle-class tax cut in the upcoming state budget."

Wisconsin State Senate Sends Middle-Class Tax Cut to Governor Evers’ Desk
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Wisconsin State Senate Sends Middle-Class Tax Cut to Governor Evers’ Desk

"Middle-class Wisconsinites deserve a tax break, and today the Legislature voted to give them one."

Wisconsin Republicans Stand Up to Protect the Unborn
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Wisconsin Republicans Stand Up to Protect the Unborn

"I commend my colleagues in the Assembly and the Senate who are dedicated to protecting the life of the unborn and stand with them in their steadfast opposition to late-term abortions."

Joint Statement: Foxconn Developments
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Joint Statement: Foxconn Developments

"We want to thank President Trump for his commitment to Wisconsin workers – our state has an ally in the White House who is dedicated to helping us bring family-supporting careers to our state."

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald Reacts to State of the State Address
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Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald Reacts to State of the State Address

"Thanks to the last eight years of Republican leadership, Governor Evers is inheriting a state that is strong."

Representative Jagler and Senator Fitzgerald Introduce Legislation to Remove the R-Word from State Administrative Code
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Representative Jagler and Senator Fitzgerald Introduce Legislation to Remove the R-Word from State Administrative Code

"People with intellectual disabilities and their loved ones find the R-word incredibly offensive – it should have no place in Wisconsin’s administrative code."

Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald Statement on Republican Plans to Cut Taxes
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Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald Statement on Republican Plans to Cut Taxes

"Middle-class families in Wisconsin should keep more of what they earn."

State Senate Celebrates Swearing-In Ceremony Ahead of Upcoming Legislative Session
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State Senate Celebrates Swearing-In Ceremony Ahead of Upcoming Legislative Session

"Senate Republicans will continue to fight for hard-working families, taxpayers, and the future of our state just like we have for the last eight years."

Senate Majority Leader Fitzgerald Statement on Governor-Elect’s Plans to Hike Taxes
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Senate Majority Leader Fitzgerald Statement on Governor-Elect’s Plans to Hike Taxes

"... I’m deeply concerned over his plans to hike taxes on Wisconsin’s small business owners and farmers before he’s even sworn into office."

Senate Majority Leader Fitzgerald Releases Statement on Latest Evers Administration Appointments
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Senate Majority Leader Fitzgerald Releases Statement on Latest Evers Administration Appointments

"I have heard serious concerns over the governor-elect appointing a provocative figure to head the Department of Transportation who is a long-time advocate for special interests."

Senate Majority Leader Fitzgerald Announces Senate Standing Committees, Chairs
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Senate Majority Leader Fitzgerald Announces Senate Standing Committees, Chairs

"I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Senate this session as we continue to pass reforms that put hard-working families first."

Senator Scott Fitzgerald Announces New Communications Director
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Senator Scott Fitzgerald Announces New Communications Director

"Alec [Zimmerman] will be an integral part of the team as we work diligently on behalf of our constituents."

Senator Fitzgerald Responds to Assembly Education Press Conference
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Senator Fitzgerald Responds to Assembly Education Press Conference

"The State Senate remains committed to fully funding K-12 education as Governor Walker proposed in his administrative budget."

Fitzgerald: Senate Advances HOPE Bills, Administrative Rules Changes
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Fitzgerald: Senate Advances HOPE Bills, Administrative Rules Changes

Among the bills on the day’s calendar were a number of proposals targeting opioid addiction and changes to the state’s administrative rules procedures.

Fitzgerald Applauds WHEDA Efforts to Combat Dairy Crisis
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Fitzgerald Applauds WHEDA Efforts to Combat Dairy Crisis

"I was pleased to hear that WHEDA has moved to implement one avenue through which the State of Wisconsin can assist the dozens of farmers impacted by the ongoing dairy crisis."

Fitzgerald: State Lawmakers Launch Dialogue with Canada on Dairy Trade
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Fitzgerald: State Lawmakers Launch Dialogue with Canada on Dairy Trade

"I am disappointed that the representatives of the Canadian government have not demonstrated the sense of urgency that we in Wisconsin feel about the crisis impacting so many of our local dairy farms."

Fitzgerald Responds to Dairy Crisis
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Fitzgerald Responds to Dairy Crisis

"I was shocked to hear that dozens of Wisconsin’s hard working dairy farmers could be forced out of business because of a trade dispute taking place outside our state."

Fitzgerald Responds to WEC Energy Rate Freeze Announcement
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Fitzgerald Responds to WEC Energy Rate Freeze Announcement

"I was thrilled to hear that WEC Energy has reached a settlement that would freeze all customer base rates for the next two years."

Senator Fitzgerald Responds to 2017 Budget Address
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Senator Fitzgerald Responds to 2017 Budget Address

"I was pleased to hear today that Governor Scott Walker is dedicated to continuing the positive reforms and fiscal responsibility of recent Republican budgets."

Senator Fitzgerald Responds to State Highway Program Audit
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Senator Fitzgerald Responds to State Highway Program Audit

“I am hopeful that the results of this audit—while disconcerting—will illuminate a way forward for Wisconsin’s long term infrastructure funding needs.”

Senate Opens Session with Bipartisan Jobs Bill
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Senate Opens Session with Bipartisan Jobs Bill

Senate Bill 1 was approved unanimously and now goes before the State Assembly for approval.

Senator Fitzgerald Responds to State of the State Address
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Senator Fitzgerald Responds to State of the State Address

"The Senate joins Governor Walker in a commitment to build upon the abundant achievements of recent years. "

Fitzgerald Announces Committee Structure, Members
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Fitzgerald Announces Committee Structure, Members

Democrat members on each committee will be appointed after recommendation by the Minority Leader.

Senator Fitzgerald Reelected Majority Leader
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Senator Fitzgerald Reelected Majority Leader

“I am honored to once again be representing this group of outstanding conservative leaders and thrilled to be growing our ranks for the upcoming legislative session.”

Fitzgerald: Democrats’ Red Herring Attack on School Choice
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Fitzgerald: Democrats’ Red Herring Attack on School Choice

Less than three percent of total state spending on schools goes to Wisconsin’s choice program.

Fitzgerald Praises Arena Lease Agreement
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Fitzgerald Praises Arena Lease Agreement

"This agreement meets the spirit of Act 60 and fulfills the legislative intent of protecting Wisconsin’s taxpayers."

Senate Increases Treatment and Diversion Funding
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Senate Increases Treatment and Diversion Funding

The Wisconsin Senate voted unanimously to advance Assembly Bill 657.

Fitzgerald Issues Request for Records to City, County of Madison
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Fitzgerald Issues Request for Records to City, County of Madison

"Ultimately, the closure of the Oscar Meyer facility took place in the City of Madison under Mayor Soglin’s watch."