Response to Governor Walker's Budget Address
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Rohrkaste's Statement Regarding Governor’s Budget Address
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
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