"In his first State of the State address, Governor Scott Walker outlined his vision for Wisconsin and stressed the importance of getting our fiscal house in order. I agree with the Governor that in the face of our current serious budget deficit, we must change the way government works to create a leaner, more efficient state government for the taxpayers of our state. The Governor expressed readiness to make the hard decisions necessary to get Wisconsin back on track. I look forward to working with the Governor and my legislative colleagues to pass a fiscally responsible state budget. As the Governor said, it’s time to come together to cheer for a Packer victory on Sunday and it’s time for Wisconsin to come together to begin the important work that it will take to put our state back on the right course."