Senator Chris Larson – Reaction to State of the State
While obstructionist Republican Legislators have attempted to stymie much of Governor Evers’ agenda, Democrats were still able to accomplish a lot in the last year.
“While obstructionist Republican Legislators have attempted to stymie much of Governor Evers’ agenda, Democrats were still able to accomplish a lot in the last year. Using the power of his veto pen Governor Evers delivered on his promise to increase funding for K-12 education, which had been left drastically underfunded during Scott Walker’s time.
“Working together with the Governor, we cut taxes for middle-class families and began digging out of the infrastructure neglect from the last eight years. There is still more left to be done. We must address the epidemic of teen vaping in Wisconsin. We must reduce this growing health problem and I am very proud to be the lead Senate author of the bill that would ban vaping on K-12 campuses.
“We must also finally do something real about the growing student debt crisis. 64% of the 2018 Wisconsin graduating class averaged $32,000 in student debt. This is unsustainable and untenable. This debt represents a roadblock on the future economic development of our state and country. For too long Legislative Republicans have ignored student loan debt and done nothing. That has to change.
“Everyone in Wisconsin, whether they want to admit it or not, understands that our state is horribly gerrymandered. This is the reason why Wisconsin’s Republican legislators smugly ignore the will of the people on issues like marijuana legalization and universal background checks for all firearm purchases. Governor Evers is right to continue to highlight this problem because it is at the very heart of why our politics are so broken and dysfunctional. In 2011 Republicans rigged the game and they got away with it. We must pass redistricting reform now. Over 50 counties, representing nearly 80% of the state, have passed resolutions supporting non-partisan redistricting reform. It is time to listen to the people again.
“Whether it’s addressing water contamination, capping the cost of insulin, or closing the dark store loophole, we must move Wisconsin in a more fair and equitable direction.”
More about the 2020 State of the State
- Republicans Bash Evers Before He Speaks - Melanie Conklin - Jan 23rd, 2020
- Gov. Evers Calls Special Session, Signs Executive Orders Supporting and Investing in Farmers and Rural Communities - Gov. Tony Evers - Jan 23rd, 2020
- Risser Applauds Governor Evers’ State of the State Address - State Sen. Fred Risser - Jan 23rd, 2020
- Evers Calls Special Session on Dairy Crisis - Laurel White - Jan 23rd, 2020
- Governor Calls on Legislature to Pass Vruwink’s Small Farm Diversity Legislation - State Rep. Don Vruwink - Jan 23rd, 2020
- Representative Myers’ Response to the State of the State Address - State Rep. LaKeshia Myers - Jan 22nd, 2020
- Rep. Bowen’s Statement on Gov. Evers’ 2020 State of the State Address - State Rep. David Bowen - Jan 22nd, 2020
- Assembly Speaker Robin Vos Response To State of the State - Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos - Jan 22nd, 2020
- Gov. Evers Ready to Get to Work for Wisconsin - State Rep. Dianne Hesselbein - Jan 22nd, 2020
- Rep. Robyn Vining Commends Governor Evers’ State of the State Address - State Rep. Robyn Vining - Jan 22nd, 2020
- Senate Majority Leader Fitzgerald Reacts to Governor Evers’ State of the State Address - Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald - Jan 22nd, 2020
- More Work to be Done for Wisconsin Communities - State Sen. Jennifer Shilling - Jan 22nd, 2020
- The Legislature Needs To Do Its Job - State Rep. Dave Considine - Jan 22nd, 2020
- Governor Evers’ State of the State Address Focuses on Opportunities for Wisconsin - State Rep. Gordon Hintz - Jan 22nd, 2020
- Representative Subeck Supports Governor Evers’s Call to Action for Wisconsin - State Rep. Lisa Subeck - Jan 22nd, 2020
- Senator Chris Larson – Reaction to State of the State - State Sen. Chris Larson - Jan 22nd, 2020
- Senator Erpenbach’s Response to the State of the State Address - State Sen. Jon Erpenbach - Jan 22nd, 2020
- Rep. Evan Goyke Responds to State of the State Address - State Rep. Evan Goyke - Jan 22nd, 2020
- Gov. Evers Delivers 2020 State of the State Address - Gov. Tony Evers - Jan 22nd, 2020
- Sen. Craig Responds to Gov. Evers’ State of the State Address - State Sen. David Craig - Jan 22nd, 2020
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