Statement on Governor Walker’s Budget Address

MADISON – On Wednesday, State Senator Frank Lasee (R-De Pere), issued the following statement on the Governor Walker’s 2017-19 Budget Address:

“Governor Walker’s 2017-19 State Budget reflects the improved economic environment in Wisconsin and lays the groundwork continuing our improvements.  With the unemployment rate at a 15 year low, one of the nation’s highest percentages of people working, and $4.7 billion taxes cut over the past six years, the Governor’s 2017-19 Budget proposal supports working families in Wisconsin.

The Governor’s 2017-19 Budget proposal freezes tuition at Wisconsin Technical Colleges, cuts tuition at University of Wisconsin System schools, eliminates the long-term care waiting list, creates a sales tax holiday for back to school items, and protects Wisconsin’s natural resources, all while putting $20 million into the state’s rainy day fund.  

I look forward to continuing the legislature’s work with Governor Walker in the fight for increased personal freedoms, smaller government, and free-market principles,” Lasee said.