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Statement: Evers Administration’s Agency Reductions

April 29, 2020

Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) released the following statement after DOA Secretary Joel Brennan requested that state agencies implement a 5 percent reduction in state operations GPR appropriations for fiscal year 2019-2020.

“I applaud the fiscally prudent action by Secretary Brennan. While we don’t know the complete picture for the state’s finances yet, we know it’s not going to be good. This is a smart, proactive move by the administration. As we begin work to manage this impending fiscal crisis in Wisconsin, it’s good to see that we’re already on the same page.

“With many difficult decisions ahead for state leaders, we would welcome an opportunity to discuss ways we can work together on the looming fiscal crisis. We believe another prudent move might be to freeze the second year of the budget so that Wisconsin can plan accordingly.”