The Legislature Needs To Do Its Job
To me, getting to work means putting in the time to hear bills that our colleagues write. Getting to work means staying in session until the work is done.
Tonight, Governor Evers gave his annual State of the State address to the Senate and Assembly. Representative David Considine (D-Baraboo) released the following statement on the Governor’s speech:
“Governor Tony Evers spoke tonight about the importance of having elected officials who show up and get to work. To me, getting to work means putting in the time to hear bills that our colleagues write. Getting to work means staying in session until the work is done – not until we decide we’ve done or heard enough. We need to listen even if we disagree.
“One of the issues Governor Evers highlighted was agriculture. He spoke of Wisconsin’s strength as an agricultural leader, and how we need to support our farmers. Producers have contributed to Wisconsin’s economy for years, and it’s time we showed them the same support. As ranking member on the Assembly Committee on Agriculture, I agree. Our committee has held public hearings for 8 bills in the past year, despite the fact that 21 bills were sent to us to be heard. I support Governor Evers’ call for the Special Session on Agriculture, because I have witnessed my colleagues dragging their feet on this issue. I am eager to take meaningful action on bills to support our producers, processors, and rural communities.
“Another issue that Governor Evers spoke about was homelessness, and how we can work together to end it. This is an important issue for the 81st, as there aren’t currently any shelter beds for men in Sauk County. Governor Evers introduced Reverend Dave Mowers in his speech, and highlighted his tireless work to bring a shelter to Baraboo. I am proud of the people in the 81st Assembly District – hardworking people like Reverend Mowers. However, I know we can’t rely solely on the efforts of dedicated people in our communities. We also need to work at the state level to support our communities who do this work.
“In Governor Evers’ speech, I heard calls to action on important issues like agriculture and homelessness and so much more. I am hopeful that all of us in the Legislature can get to work and do the job we were elected to do. I look forward to hearing and passing bills to bolster our agricultural communities and aid our homeless.
- 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
Read more about 2020 State of the State here