FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 22, 2019
CONTACT: Rep. Jim Steineke
Rep. Steineke Statement on State of the State
MADISON – Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) released the following statement regarding Governor Evers’ State of the State Address:
“I was disappointed by the divisive tone Governor Evers set in this evening’s speech. Right out of the gate, he directed the independently elected attorney general to break the law and withdraw Wisconsin from the ObamaCare lawsuit. Shortly after, he rejected a tax cut that would benefit middle class families in favor of burdening our local farmers and manufacturers. He touted government run healthcare and increasing taxes as the basis for a budget, knowing full well that the Legislature will not support it.
“As disheartened as I am by the partisan aspects of Governor Evers’ speech, I still feel confident that we can find areas where we can work together. Whether it’s transportation, education, or through the bipartisan pre-existing conditions legislation we passed earlier today, I believe we can still find common ground on issues that will benefit Wisconsin families.”