Sen. Howard Marklein: State Budget Passes the Legislature

Senate JFC Co-Chair Celebrates Reasonable, Responsible, Realistic State Budget

MADISON, WI - Sen. Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) made the following statement today following the final Senate’s passage of the State Budget bill:

“I am very proud of the legislature’s state budget. We made strategic investments to support the priorities of the people of Wisconsin while respecting the hard-working taxpayers we serve.
This budget is very good for the rural roads in my district. The rural hospitals and nursing homes in my district will benefit from increased funding. The dedicated employees that work in those nursing homes and agencies will also benefit from this budget.”
We cut taxes by $3.4 billion while funding education, healthcare, transportation, broadband and much, much more.  We did all of this while growing the balance in our Rainy Day Fund to $2 billion. This safety net is terrific insurance for the future.
This is a good budget that makes strategic investments while respecting the taxpayer’s checkbook. I am proud of our work on behalf of the people of Wisconsin.”