FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2015
Contact: Scott Fitzgerald, (608)-266-5660
Fitzgerald Responds to State Agency Proposal Changes
[Madison, WI] This morning, in response to concerns raised by stakeholders, Governor Walker publicly withdrew his support for a plan previously contained in the administration’s proposed biennial budget which would have implemented the merger of several state agencies.
Senator Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) released the following statement:
“While the proposed mergers of several state agencies will not be included in this biennial budget, I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to my colleagues Senators Gudex and Roth for their work on these proposals.
Legislative Republicans and Governor Walker have worked to be responsive to the concerns of members of the public and our legislative colleagues as we considered these changes, and we will continue to strive to ensure that all of our state agencies provide the highest possible level of service to Wisconsin’s taxpayers.”
The proposals now sit before the Joint Committee on Finance which will hold a vote on removing the mergers from the state budget.
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) represent the 13th Senate District, which covers portions of Dodge, Jefferson, Waukesha, Washington, Dane, and Columbia counties.