Gov. Evers Calls on Wisconsinites to Contact Their Legislators
Republicans on Joint Finance Committee gut Badger Bounceback agenda
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today called on Wisconsinites to contact their senators and representatives in the Wisconsin State Legislature. The call comes as Republicans on the Joint Committee on Finance today voted to gut the governor’s Badger Bounceback agenda, the 2021-23 biennial budget, which includes provisions supported by an overwhelming majority of Wisconsinites such as expanding BadgerCare, legalizing marijuana, raising the minimum wage, and ensuring a nonpartisan approach to redistricting.
Every Wisconsinite can enter their home address here to find their state senator and assembly representatives’ phone number and email address to contact their legislators and ask them to support Gov. Evers’ Badger Bounceback agenda. Wisconsinites can also reach their legislators by calling the Legislative Hotline by dialing 608-266-9960 or toll-free by calling 1-800-362-9472.
Over the course of seven months, Gov. Evers hosted 10 listening sessions attended by thousands of Wisconsinites from every corner of the state both prior to introducing the 2021-23 biennial budget and following its introduction in February. Late last Friday, Republicans on the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee indicated they plan to gut the 2021-23 biennial budget, eliminating more than 380 provisions from the governor’s budget, including several items supported by an overwhelming majority of Wisconsinites.
Among the items removed from the governor’s budget includes provisions to expand BadgerCare, legalize marijuana, raise the minimum wage, ensure a nonpartisan approach to redistricting, address and mitigate the climate crisis, bolster equity and inclusion in state government, modernize the unemployment insurance system, establish automatic voter registration and make voting easier, allow undocumented Wisconsinites to get driver’s licenses, reform the juvenile justice system and adult criminal justice system, create an extreme risk protection order process, protect consumers and reduce prescription drug prices, establish statewide PFAS standards and ensuring clean drinking water for Wisconsinites, close the dark store loophole, and support working families.
A full list of the more than 380 items removed from Gov. Evers’ budget is available here.
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- GOP Lawmakers Cut Evers’ Special Ed Funding Proposal - Ruth Conniff - May 24th, 2021
- Dems Object to GOP Slashing State Budget Provisions - Erik Gunn - May 14th, 2021
- Wisconsin Republicans Slash Gov. Tony Evers’ Liberal Wish List - Republican Party of Wisconsin - May 6th, 2021
- Rep. Robyn Vining: Statement on Joint Committee on Finance Removal of Important Provisions from State Budget - State Rep. Robyn Vining - May 6th, 2021
- Republicans Cut Billions from Evers’ Budget Proposal - Shawn Johnson - May 6th, 2021
- Gov. Evers Calls on Wisconsinites to Contact Their Legislators - Gov. Tony Evers - May 6th, 2021
- Americans For Prosperity – Wisconsin’s Statement on Forthcoming JFC Action on Gov. Evers’s Budget - AFP Wisconsin - May 5th, 2021
- GOP Sends Mixed Message To Evers - Melanie Conklin - May 4th, 2021
- Public Testimony Backs Evers Budget - Melanie Conklin - Apr 28th, 2021
Read more about 2021-2023 Wisconsin Budget here
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