Job growth, government efficiency are top priorities

MADISON— State Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) released the following statement in response to Governor Walker’s State of the State speech:

“I am delighted to hear about the plan to merge agencies that Governor Walker outlined in his speech. This idea is worth debate, especially if it reduces bureaucratic red tape and burdensome government regulation.

I am supportive of Governor Walker’s commitment to reduce property taxes. Property taxes statewide fell last year and we need to do all we can to keep property taxes low.

I am committed to working with my colleagues to bring good-paying jobs to Wisconsin. My highest priority is to make Wisconsin a great place to work and raise a family.

As we begin a new year, I am looking forward to working with both Republicans and Democrats alike to use good ideas to help the communities in Southwest Wisconsin.”