Sen. Vinehout: Statement on Budget

 (MADISON)  State Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) released the following statement following the State Senate action on the 2015-17 State Budget bill:

“Budgets are all about choices. Unfortunately, the budget passed by the Senate majority party represents political choices, not the choices of Wisconsin families.”

“People from across the state asked the Legislature to invest in public education, in the U.W. System, in roads and bridges, and in family supporting jobs.  They asked legislators to protect the health programs and services for our vulnerable citizens.”

“The budget challenges were solvable. Instead of spending on new tax credits and the failed WEDC experiment; instead of spending on expansion of the private school voucher program; instead of rejecting the federal Medicaid expansion dollars, we could reallocate our precious resources to match the priorities of Wisconsinites.”