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.
- Americans for Prosperity Launches Robust Grassroots Thank You Campaign for Legislators’ Leadership Amid Major Budget Battle - AFP Wisconsin - Jul 26th, 2021
- ‘Governor Wins’ on State Budget? - Laurel White - Jul 13th, 2021
- Evers Offers GOP a Second Chance to Fund Schools - Ruth Conniff - Jul 11th, 2021
- Evers Tinkers With Tax Cut - Erik Gunn - Jul 10th, 2021
- Bipartisan Efforts Honor AmeriCorps Members’ Service by Exempting the Segal Education Award from State Income Tax - Serve Wisconsin - Jul 9th, 2021
- AARP WI frustrated but optimistic that budget proposals helping those 50-plus will be addressed by separate legislation this fall - AARP Wisconsin - Jul 9th, 2021
- Sen. Larson Statement on Gov. Evers’ Partial Budget Veto - State Sen. Chris Larson - Jul 8th, 2021
- Republicans on JFC Reject Governor Evers’ Healthy Women, Healthy Babies Proposal in State Budget in Advance of Vote in Assembly - Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin - Jun 29th, 2021
- The State of Politics: Tax Cut Has Democrats Playing Defense - Steven Walters - Jun 28th, 2021
- School Officials, Families Blast GOP Budget - Madeline Fox - Jun 22nd, 2021
Read more about 2021-2023 Wisconsin Budget here
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