Statement from Senator Hansen: Passage of Republican Budget
“Despite the absence of Scott Walker, the Republicans and their priorities haven’t changed: Protect corporations and their rich friends at the expense of the people and continue to put their faith that their gerrymander will save them.
“Governor Evers put forward a budget that truly put a priority on helping level the playing field between corporate interests and average people. The Republicans’ response was to throw it out and adopt more of the same from their failed policies of the last eight years.
“It is an unfortunate missed opportunity to address the deep cuts Republicans originally made to our public schools and universities, their neglect of our roads and highways, their choice to put profit over protecting our environment and their continued and illogical refusal to follow the lead of the over 70% of Wisconsinites, many of them Republicans, who believe we should take back our federal tax dollars through the Medicaid expansion.
“At some point, the Republicans in Madison need to get over the fact that Scott Walker lost and Governor Evers won and find a way to work with him for the best interests of all the people in our state.”