For Immediate Release

July 8, 2021


Governor Evers Tries to Save Face


Madison, WI — Senator Chris Kapenga (R - Delafield) issued this statement following Governor Evers’ signature of the 2021-2023 state biennial budget:


“After spending the last several months disparaging Republican policies at every chance he got, Governor Evers has now nearly wholesale embraced the Republican written budget.

“In particular, Governor Evers proposed raising taxes by $1 billion in his original budget wish list. He now gets to reverse course and take credit for the Republican budget which will cut taxes by over $3 billion.

“Governor Evers says he supports tax cuts, but he always waits for the Republicans to do it for him.

“But even as he takes credit for these tax cuts, he can’t resist keeping higher taxes on small businesses by announcing his veto of the elimination of personal property tax. This continues his clear attack on those who employ people. By vetoing the tax cut and our bill to end the federal UI benefits, he’s making it difficult for businesses to fill open positions and causing businesses to lose desperately needed revenue to keep the doors open.

“Governor, do you really help small businesses ‘Bounceback’ by kicking them while they’re down?”