February 8, 2017

Contact: Scott Fitzgerald, (608)-266-5660


Senator Fitzgerald Responds to 2017 Budget Address


[Madison, WI]  Today Governor Walker delivered his 2017 Budget Address laying out the administration’s priorities for the upcoming biennial budget.

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald released the following statement:

“I was pleased to hear today that Governor Walker is dedicated to continuing the positive reforms and fiscal responsibility of recent Republican budgets. Today’s address emphasized a renewed commitment to many of the same priorities shared by Senate Republicans: improving our education system, investing in infrastructure, developing our state’s workforce, and reducing the tax burden on Wisconsin’s residents.

While I am thrilled that recent projections have demonstrated that Wisconsin is on strong financial footing going into this budget, I plan to exercise caution in determining how to allocate these resources to ensure that we remain responsible fiscal stewards.

I look forward to taking a closer look at each proposal enumerated in the Governor’s proposed budget as the Joint Committee on Finance begins its work.”

 Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) represent the 13th Senate District, which covers portions of Dodge, Jefferson, Waukesha, Washington, Dane, and Columbia counties.

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