State Sen. Lena Taylor
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Sen. Taylor to GOP “Get it Together!”

"The budget is late, lacks leadership, and, above all, offers no responsible solutions to the problems plaguing education and transportation, institutions Wisconsinites depend on."

By - Jul 18th, 2017 05:20 pm

MADISON – In response to today’s Senate Republican budget proposal, Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee), ranking Democratic member of the Joint Committee on Finance, released the following statement:

“Republicans control both chambers of Wisconsin’s legislature and the Governor’s office, yet, just like their federal counterparts, they can’t seem to get it together.

“While they fight for position and bicker over failing policies, they’ve demonstrated that our schools and roads are not a priority. You usually fund the things that are most important to you first.

“The priority in the budgeting process should have been putting back the more than one billion dollars Republicans have taken from public education. However, education and transportation, once again, were placed on the back burner. My Republican colleagues in the Senate have fared no better with their budget proposal, having yet to come up with a budget that genuinely keeps the interest of Wisconsinites at heart. The budget is late, lacks leadership, and, above all, offers no responsible solutions to the problems plaguing education and transportation, institutions Wisconsinites depend on.”

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