July 8, 2015
Contact: Rep. Steineke: 608-266-2418

Rep. Jim Steineke Statement on 2015-2017 State Budget


Madison . . . Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R – Kaukauna) released the following statement in response to the Wisconsin State Assembly passing the 2015-2017 state budget:

“I’m proud to have cast my vote in favor of the state budget. Over the past several months, we’ve greatly improved the budget for the people of Wisconsin. The final version of the budget invests more money in our public schools, freezes tuition for in-state college students, preserves long-term care programs and holds the line on property taxes. It also includes large investments in our state’s workforce and small business growth, and reduces the amount of transportation bonding. I’m grateful to the input of my constituents whose concerns prompted many of the changes made to the budget.”

“Legislators were tasked with a large responsibility to craft a budget that funds our state’s top priorities without asking taxpayers for more money, and that’s exactly what we did. While some of our decisions were difficult, this budget makes Wisconsin better for our students, our most vulnerable populations, small businesses and taxpayers. This budget is good for Wisconsinites and keeps our fiscal house in order.”