Representative Lisa Subeck Echoes Governor’s Call for Special Session to Provide Surplus Refunds to Wisconsinites

MADISON – Tonight, Governor Tony Evers delivered his 2022 State of the State address before a joint convention of the State Legislature. State Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) released the following response.

“The state of our state is strong thanks to a Governor who keeps his promises and consistently puts the people of Wisconsin first. Governor Evers leads with kindness, compassion, and a never wavering respect for the hardworking families and individuals who make our state great.

Wisconsin’s economy is thriving, in no small part thanks to the governor’s leadership. With record low unemployment and the largest budget surplus in state history, we were able to deliver the biggest tax cut in recent history, making good on Governor Evers’s promise to keep money in the pockets of Wisconsinites.

The governor has led us through the COVID-19 pandemic, making smart decisions to protect the health and safety of our state. He has listened to the people and invested in our hospitals, our schools, our small businesses, and our families as we bounce back from the challenges posed by the pandemic. 

Tonight, the governor proposed new investments in desperately needed mental health services. He offered a plan to fund the University of Wisconsin tuition freeze. And most importantly, he called for a special session on legislation that would return money from the state’s record surplus to the people of Wisconsin through surplus refunds of $150 per family member; expand tax credits for Child and Dependent Care; and invest more in our schools while providing property tax relief.

I echo the governor’s call for a special session and stand ready to pass legislation that would put money back in the pockets of every single Wisconsinite.”

Representative Lisa Subeck has represented the 78th Assembly District since 2015 and serves as vice-chair of the Assembly Democratic Caucus.