Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald
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What They’re Saying: Legislators Urge Evers to Sign Budget

Statewide media tour highlights impact of The Wisconsin Budget

By - Jun 28th, 2019 11:06 am

[Madison, WI]  On Thursday, Republican legislators held events throughout Wisconsin to tout their budget’s impact on individuals in their communities and to urge the governor to sign the bill. The responsible budget crafted by Republicans meets the state’s needs in education, local roads, and health care – while taxing and spending billions of dollars less than the plan put forward by Governor Evers.

Check out what they’re saying about The Wisconsin Budget:

From Fox 6 in Milwaukee: Surrounded by members of the Republican caucus, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos praised his colleagues for passing a budget that meets the needs of the people on Thursday, June 27. “The budget is done,” Vos said. “We made historic investments and we did it all by keeping our spending in check and about the rate of inflation and making sure we do not spend beyond our means.”

From WPR in Madison: GOP lawmakers held multiple press conferences across the state Thursday to call on the governor not to issue a full veto of the roughly $82 billion budget…”I think it would be a big mistake for him, for Wisconsin, for the Legislature, if he vetoed the entire document,” Fitzgerald said. The senator said returning the document to the Legislature would lead to major delays. “Because I think at the end of the day it’s going to be very difficult to get together to build something that he would find acceptable,” he said.

From WSAW in Wausau: “More money for education, more money for health care and more money for transportation. We have met those priorities while also not having a $2 billion dollar deficit and we are not increasing taxes,” explained Republican State Senator Tom Tiffany of District 12.

From WBAY in Green Bay: Republicans believe the budget proposal satisfies Governor Evers’ major spending priorities. “Nobody is going to get 100% of what they want, but if you look at the main principals that Governor Evers built on–education funding, health care funding, transportation funding, and middle-class tax cuts–we’ve been able to deliver all of those priorities,” said Nygren.

From WKBT in La Crosse: Republican Representatives say they’re confident the state budget responds to what the public asked for in the last election. “Healthcare, education, access to healthcare, transportation. These were the issues that the people that we serve asked us for in the last election, and I feel that our budget really delivers on many of these issues,” said Republican Rep. Nancy VanderMeer.

From WQOW in Eau Claire: With the state budget only needing a signature from Governor Tony Evers, Republicans from the area were in Altoona Thursday highlighting areas they say the budget addresses. Republicans say the budget prioritizes K-12 education, college and tech schools, healthcare, transportation and tax relief. 

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Majority Leader Fitzgerald Reacts to Governor Evers Signing the Wisconsin Budget

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Majority Leader Fitzgerald Statement on the Passage of the Wisconsin Budget

"This budget keeps Wisconsin headed in the right direction."

One thought on “What They’re Saying: Legislators Urge Evers to Sign Budget”

  1. mkwagner says:

    Again Republicans left federal dollars on the table, tax money that Wisconsin residents have paid. Why? For the political optics in 2022 when Robin Vos runs for governor. My question to the Republican leadership is: When will the needs of Wisconsin and its residents take priority in your power hungry view of governance?

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