Wisconsin in Strong Fiscal Position Despite Covid-19 Despite Covid-19 and government-mandated shut downs Wisconsin is currently in a strong fiscal position. We generated more revenue than projected, even during a pandemic. Thanks to nearly a decade of Republican reforms we’re in a much better spot than anticipated a few months ago.
Letter to Governor Evers - UI JFC Co-Chairs Representative Mark Born & Senator Howard Marklein issued a letter to Governor Tony Evers asking him to use existing appropriations, or simply go through the budget committee, to upgrade UI system software instead of hiding behind legislative approval when it is not needed.
Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke on Special Session The Governor has twiddled his thumbs for months while hard-working Wisconsin families were left out to dry with no income and no assistance from DWD. Now he wants to pass the buck to the legislature in order to save face instead of owning the consequences of his own inaction.
Legislative Republican Leaders Respond to Special Session Request Legislative Republican leaders call on Governor Evers to take ownership of the problems with the UI system. Legislative audits have shown the major issues with the backlog at the DWD during the pandemic were not due to an old computer system but rather mismanagement of the agency itself.
Letter to Gov. Evers on Vaccine Distribution Plan Speaker Robin Vos and Majority Leader Jim Steineke issued a letter to the Governor outlining concerns raised about his administration's plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Time should not be wasted in getting the vaccine to the public, however it's abundantly clear there is widespread confusion.