Budget Statement

(Madison)-- This is an election budget from a Governor who apparently is realizing that his treatment of public education has been extremely unpopular and is now trying to get his approval ratings up heading into 2018.

 

It is good to see the Governor is finally admitting that his cuts to our public schools and universities was wrong for Wisconsin families people would do well to approach his promises with caution because he has made a lot of promises based on revenues the state may never see.

 

His budget also fails to address the need to fix our deteriorating roads and bridges or the growing gap between Wisconsin’s richest and poorest citizens and does nothing to help middle class families struggling with rising child care costs, student loan debt and retirement insecurity.

 

This budget is a trap for legislative Republicans who will be forced to reconcile his promises with a fiscal reality that does not support them.