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February 16, 2021
CONTACT: Rep. Jim Steineke                                                          
(608) 266-2418

Rep. Steineke Responds to Evers’ Budget Address

MADISON – Governor Evers unveiled his 2021-23 budget proposal this evening, again utilizing a tax and spend model that will not be supported by legislative Republicans. Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) released the following statement after the budget address:

“It’s disappointing to see that once again, the governor is taking an approach to our state’s budget that increases the tax burden on Wisconsinites and invests in the wrong priorities. By building his budget on non-negotiables like legalizing recreational marijuana and expanding government-run healthcare, the governor is once again taking an all-or-nothing approach to governing.

“While there are items in the budget we can agree and build on – things like funding our schools and expanding the Child Psychiatry Consultation Program – I along with my Assembly Republican colleagues will be focused on bringing to the table a budget that reflects Wisconsin priorities, not another liberal wishlist.”

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