Contact: Rep. Paul Tittl, (608) 266-0315
Madison: Rep. Paul Tittl (R-Manitowoc) released the following statement on Governor Evers’ State of the State address:
“The State of the State address marks a very special time of year. With the start of the 104th Legislative Session and a new Governor in the East Wing, there is a lot of energy in the Wisconsin State Capitol. I congratulate Governor Evers on a successful first State of the State speech.
“After listening to the speech and speaking directly to Governor Evers afterwards, I was particularly encouraged by his remarks on expanding mental health services in schools. Wisconsin’s youth suicide rate is above the national average, and suicide and self-harm rates have risen in recent years. By increasing access to essential services, we can reverse these troubling trends and create a healthier and happier generation of kids.
“Mental health has been and will continue to be my passion and primary legislative focus, and it is a challenge that crosses partisan divides. We will have many opportunities to reach across the aisle to solve issues facing the state, and hearing Governor Evers emphasize that point was encouraging. As it has been said, Wisconsin voters chose divided government, not inaction.
“Ultimately, our state is strong. There are always ways to improve, but we have come a long way in the last eight years. Looking ahead we remain committed to supporting our schools and will work toward 2/3rd funding. We will continue being good stewards of tax dollars, returning surpluses and cutting unnecessary taxes when possible, and will maintain our business-friendly environment to keep the Wisconsin economy booming. Based on Governor Evers’ remarks, these are issues we can all agree on.
“Finally, this fact continues to hold true: I will tirelessly advocate for the needs of the 25th Assembly District and look for ways to work with the Governor when possible to keep Wisconsin moving forward.”
The 2019 State of the State address took place on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. To watch the address, click the following link: http://www.wiseye.org/Video-Archive/Event-Detail/evhdid/13027