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Rep. Tittl Reacts to Governor’s State of the State Address

Madison: State Representative Paul Tittl (R-Manitowoc) made the following comments today in response to Governor Walker’s State of the State address:

“I appreciate the work Governor Walker has done throughout his time in office and enjoyed listening to him detail not only what the state has accomplished, but also what exciting possibilities lie ahead.

“Now that we have invested in Wisconsin’s economy by seizing worthwhile opportunities like the Foxconn deal, I am excited to support Governor Walker’s ‘Wisconsin Works for Everyone’ welfare reforms. We will be able to connect able-bodied, working age adults with meaningful jobs to expand Wisconsin’s economy even further.”

Governor Walker detailed initiatives that could hit close to home for Rep. Tittl and his constituents:

“Rural areas, like Manitowoc and Calumet counties, stand to benefit from new educational and economic investments detailed by Governor Walker and introduced by the Wisconsin Legislature.

“The 2017-2019 budget increased public school funding by over $600 million. The new educational proposal supported by Governor Walker will provide relief for low-revenue school districts and increase Sparsity Aid funding.

“Many of my constituents could also take advantage of the proposed Rural Economic Development Fund for counties with a population of less than 100,000. With $50 million dedicated to the fund each year, many new and small businesses in rural areas like Manitowoc and Chilton could open their doors, improve operations and hire qualified workers.

“Additionally, the Governor promoted the advancement of television white space technology to expand Internet access in rural areas, which could directly benefit Manitowoc and Calumet counties. He also took the state’s surplus and promised to give it back to taxpayers through a dividend of $100 per child who is under 18 and living at home.”

Governor Walker gave his State of the State address at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24th in Madison.

Rep. Tittl’s video response can be seen using the link below: