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State Representative Jesse Kremer
(R-Kewaskum) (608) 266-9175 July 9, 2015
Rep. Kremer Statement on Passage of 2015-17 State Budget
Madison, WI – Today the Wisconsin State Assembly voted to pass the 2015-17 state budget. In response, Rep. Kremer (R-Kewaskum) issued the following statement:
“As a new legislator, I am honored to have represented the constituents of the 59th Assembly district through this budget process. From the restoration of IRIS to the expansion of school choice and reform of prevailing wage, I am pleased to say that this budget is good for Wisconsin and for the residents of the 59th.
For Wisconsin families, this budget freezes property taxes, reduces the income tax ‘marriage penalty’ and increases per pupil funding for our public schools. For teachers, a new tax deduction will alleviate the burden of out-of-pocket expenses for the classroom. For local municipalities, removal of the ‘complete streets’ mandate and prevailing wage reform will provide much needed fiscal relief.
In short, this budget reduces state borrowing to the lowest level in nearly three decades, while ensuring that our state’s seniors, natural resources, schools and other vital programs are protected. I’m proud to have voted in favor of this budget and real, bold, fiscal reforms that will allow us to continue to operate within our means as a state.”