Statement from Senator Hansen on Budget Passage

“This budget continues a pattern of giving yet millions more in tax breaks for the wealthy at the expense of our public schools and universities as well as our roads and highways.

 This is the third budget since 2011.  During that time Wisconsin has fallen to 35th for job creation and 50th for new businesses.  Wisconsin has seen the biggest decline of its middle class of all 50 states. 

 By all accounts the GOP agenda of tax breaks for the rich and cuts to the services that help grow and sustain a strong middle class has failed.

 The impact of this budget will be felt for years to come in the form of an economy that continues to lag our nation and places more pressure on already struggling families.  The only winners are the special interests.”