Statement on Governor Walker budget
“Governor Walker’s national political ambitions appear to be a distraction from his responsibilities here in Wisconsin.  Borrowing over a billion dollars to pay for road construction or cutting $300 million from the UW System are not "bold ideas" for moving Wisconsin forward.  Drug testing for healthcare and other social services will not save the state any money.  Wisconsin continues to bring up the rear both economically and in job growth.  Governor Walker’s budget doesn’t improve things for our people.”  

“The people of Wisconsin truly need and deserve a state budget that puts Wisconsin first. We have in our power the ability to create opportunities for success for each and every person in this state. That cannot be done however by a Governor who is focused on Washington, D.C. The priorities for our leaders must center right here in Wisconsin. We must find ways to encourage job creation, increase wages and strengthen local communities.”