Representative Travis Tranel released the following statement regarding yesterday’s extraordinary legislative session:

“I have always been a bipartisan legislator and know the importance of working with both sides of the aisle.

“Sadly, what we passed is being grossly mischaracterized. We simply made sure the legislature and the Governor start negotiations on an even playing field.

“Had we not acted, for example, Governor-Elect Evers could have unilaterally, with the stroke of a pen, undone the welfare reforms we passed which say that if you are a childless, able-bodied adult you need to be in job training or have a job to receive benefits. He has now said, after he won the election, that this is something he wants to undo.

“Through negotiations, we were able to remove provisions that I was uncomfortable with, such as moving the Presidential Primary date. We also removed provisions that would have impacted the incoming Attorney General.

“At the end of the day, this will lead to better government. I want both sides of the aisle to sit down and work together to come up with solutions that improve our state.”