Rep. Stafsholt Responds to Governor Tony Evers’ Budget Address

New Richmond – Yesterday, Governor Tony Evers delivered his inaugural budget address to the state legislature. Representative Rob Stafsholt (R-New Richmond) issued the following statement: 

“At first glance, the budget introduced by Governor Evers seems to be filled with empty promises, unrealistic spending initiatives, and tax increases. While I am hoping to work with Governor Evers to move Wisconsin forward, I believe it is my duty as your voice in Madison to help implement a budget that is financially responsible.  

“I look forward to digging deep into this proposal, and working to make sure that the taxpayers of northwest Wisconsin are getting a sound return on their investment. These tax dollars should not go to waste. In the upcoming weeks I will be working with my legislative colleagues to ensure we craft an efficient and responsible budget for all Wisconsinites. 

“I encourage the citizens of my district to share their thoughts on this proposal, and the $1 billion in tax increases needed to pay for new spending items. There will certainly be issues in this proposal that we can agree on, and others that we won’t. I’m hopeful that both sides of the aisle can find common ground on issues relating to rural broadband expansion, rural road improvements, and skills based job training. In the end, I hope bipartisanship will win the day. 

“Sound budgeting practices and effective tax reforms have made Wisconsin a great place to live and raise a family. Tax increases and unrealistic budget proposals will get us nowhere.  I look forward to crafting a budget that reflects the values of the constituents I represent.” 

Representative Stafsholt represents the 29th Assembly District, which includes portions of eastern St. Croix County and western Dunn County.