February 13, 2017

Video Response to Governor Walker's Budget Address

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Rep. Rohrkaste's Statement Regarding Governor’s Budget Address

Last Wednesday, Governor Walker presented his budget proposal to a Joint Session of the Wisconsin State Legislature. Now, the Joint Committee on Finance, which is the budget writing committee for the state legislature, will begin its work on the 2017-19 state budget. I am a member of this committee and look forward to working with colleagues, the Governor, and constituents to pass the best budget for Wisconsin.

This proposal reflects prudent fiscal management by the Legislature and Governor in previous budgets and shows that Wisconsin continues to be headed in the right direction. Because of responsible governing in the past, we can continue to cut taxes for hard-working Wisconsinites and invest in education, mental health, and workforce training now. We can also look to find a long-term, sustainable solution for the transportation budget. Our infrastructure is vital to Wisconsin, and we must ensure we have the best and most cost-effective system possible.

In the Legislature, our role is to improve the budget proposal using public input. I look forward to reviewing the Governor’s recommendations, gathering input from my constituents, and working with my colleagues in the Legislature to improve on this proposal.

Have a nice day,

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