Contact: Representative Spiros, (608) 266-1182

Madison – Representative John Spiros (R – Marshfield) issued the following statement in response to Governor Tony Evers’ State of the State Address, delivered to a joint session of the State Legislature last evening:

“After listening to Governor Evers’ speech, it is clear we both want to continue to move Wisconsin forward, however we differ greatly on the ways to accomplish those goals. When I was elected, I made a pledge to the people in my district that I would work to cut taxes. The plans shared in Governor Evers’ address are extensive, almost certainly requiring an increase in taxes to fund them. Instead, our priorities should include developing a stable, long-term transportation infrastructure plan, continuing our efforts to keep unemployment at a record low, and ensuring our farmers and job creators are not overburdened with more taxes,” shared Rep. Spiros.

“After 8 years of responsible budgeting, we have seen record low unemployment. The legislature has taken bold moves that have helped our state be a leader in the Midwest. Governor Evers’ proposals would increase taxes on farmers and hard working families in our state who can ill afford an additional burden. However I remain hopeful we can find common ground and put the people ahead of politics,” concluded Rep. Spiros.

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