Rep. Barca Responds to GOP Finance Co-Chairs’ Attacks
"It almost appears as if Republicans are putting together a Nixon-style enemies list for anyone who dares to disagree with their agenda."
MADISON – This week Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette) and Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) accused UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank of “bringing Washington politics to Madison” for daring to suggest that there could be negative effects associated with the Republicans’ proposed $300 million budget cut to the University of Wisconsin System.
In response, Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca released the following statement:
“The reality is that the Republicans won’t accept anyone telling them the truth – that their policies have been destructive to our economy, our students and our communities. If Republicans spent more time finding solutions to the $2.2 billion structural deficit they created – and less time attacking our world-class institutions and the individuals who lead them – maybe our state would not be lagging in jobs, personal income and other priorities important to the people of Wisconsin.”
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"Along with my Democratic colleagues, I’ll work tirelessly to make this a better deal."