FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 16, 2021
Rep. Tusler Comments on Wisconsin’s Fiscal Status Ahead of Budget Address
Madison, WI –Representative Ron Tusler (R-Harrison) released the following statement in anticipation of Governor Evers’ state budget address:
“The past decade, Republican lead policies have resulted in budget surpluses, growing revenues, and economic opportunity for all Wisconsinites. As we continue to fight-COVID-19, we must commit to strong Republican policies to get our state back on track.
I am proud that Republican policies have successfully resulted in:
- The lowest tax burden in 50 years
- The largest rainy day fund in Wisconsin’s history
- Cutting taxes by over $13 billion since 2011
- A declining poverty rate
- $500 per year savings per average Wisconsin family due to Republican income tax cuts
When it comes to taxes, Governor Evers believes the state should be setting the floor, not the ceiling. If we do not have limits in places on taxes, where does it stop? The government should spend within its means, just like the hardworking Wisconsin families and businesses.
I am hopeful that tonight, Governor Evers will focus on policies that directly benefit all Wisconsinites. We need to continue our COVID-19 comeback, and not get sidetracked by special interests that only benefit a few.