• Representative Mark Born: Governor Evers’ Unworkable Budget Many things have changed in the Badger State over the last two years, including the COVID-19 pandemic and all the struggles that have come along with it. But when it comes to the budget, Governor Evers has uncompromisingly maintained the status quo by proposing an unworkable tax-and-spend model.
    • Letter to Gov. Evers on ARPA Funding We are still willing to work with Governor Evers to make sure that all voices are heard in how the billions in federal relief dollars are best spent for Wisconsinites. Speaker Vos, Sen. LeMaieu and the Co-Chairs of the Joint Finance Committee sent the governor a letter inviting him to discuss.
    • Leaders Respond to Governor’s Vetoes of Federal Funding Priorities Governor Evers vetoed an 11-bill package, crafted jointly by Assembly and Senate Republicans that would have directed one-time federal ARPA funds toward priorities important to Wisconsinites including: $500 million for broadband expansion and over $1 billion in aid to Wisconsin households.
    • For the People Plan Sent to Governor Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg), Joint Finance Co-Chairs Mark Born (R-Beaver Dam) and Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) sent 11 bills guiding the expenditure of federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to Governor Evers for his signature.
    • Speaker Vos Joins Assembly Republican Colleagues in Announcing Priorities for Federal Stimulus Dollars Speaker Robin Vos and Assembly Republican colleagues announced how the $3.2 billion in state discretionary funds from the from the American Recue Plan Act of 2021 should be prioritized to help Wisconsinites. We believe the funds should be focused on the private sector.


Representative Michael Schraa discusses the passage of a bill this week that creates more transparency for how Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) operate in Wisconsin. The much-needed reforms will help put drug price protections in place and hopefully, generate better health outcomes.


Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du lac) addresses limiting government overreach. 

Rep. Pat Snyder (R-Schofield) the need for the governor to use $20 million in federal funds at his disposal to help and support school districts who have put kids first by being in-person.