Weekly Democratic radio address: "Make your voice heard"
MADISON – Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) offered the Democratic weekly radio address today. In her radio message, Sen. Taylor talks about Gov. Walker's $2.2 billion state budget deficit and opportunities for Wisconsin residents to share their thoughts on his proposed cuts.
"With a looming $2.2 billion deficit, Governor Walker’s budget is fiscally irresponsible with “Cut and Borrow” policies preventing economic growth and holding Wisconsin families back." - Sen. Lena Taylor
The audio file of this week’s address can be found here: http://media2.legis.wisconsin.gov/multimedia/Sen04/sentaylorreadioaddress3.12.15.mp3
A written transcript of the address is below:
"Hi, I’m State Senator Lena Taylor with this week’s Democratic radio address. As we search for solutions to address Gov. Walker’s budget deficit and help move our state forward, it is important that our elected leaders have an open dialogue with residents and families across the state.
"With a looming $2.2 billion deficit, Governor Walker’s budget is fiscally irresponsible with “Cut and Borrow” policies preventing economic growth and holding Wisconsin families back. Given Wisconsin’s lagging economy and stagnant family wages, we need more efficient solutions to invest in our communities and build a brighter future.
"While official budget hearings are scheduled to begin in just a few short days, the decision by Republican leaders to limit public input and restrict access to these budget hearings is concerning. In order to provide greater opportunities for residents like you to learn about the budget and share your thoughts with Democratic legislators we’ll be hosting additional budget listening sessions throughout the state.
"We want a prosperous economy and we want that prosperity to be shared with the working men and women of Wisconsin. As State Senate Democratic member, we continue to look for ways to put Wisconsin families first. We hope you’ll share your thoughts with us and make your voice heard."