Contact: Rep. Mark Spreitzer, 608-237-9145

MADISON- Following Governor Evers’s State of the State address this evening, State Representative Mark Spreitzer (D-Beloit) released the following statement:

“Governor Evers’s State of the State address highlighted the successes of the past year, including strong investments in our students and public schools, and our local roads and transportation infrastructure.

“Governor Evers also focused on issues that the legislature must take up before the end of this legislative session. I look forward to working with my colleagues to address issues that are important to the people of our state – like non-partisan redistricting, lowering the cost of health care, reducing student loan debt, and closing the dark store loophole.

“I am pleased that Governor Evers has called a special session of the legislature next week focused on legislation that will invest in our farmers and rural communities. As a member of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture, I am acutely aware that our state is facing an agricultural crisis. I have heard firsthand from farmers about their struggles in a volatile agricultural economy. The Governor previewed common-sense solutions to ensure Wisconsin farmers have the resources they need in these challenging times, including increasing support staff at UW Extension and expanding access to mental health resources. Wisconsin farmers can’t wait, and we must pass common-sense, bipartisan solutions now.

“I would like to thank Governor Evers for his continued commitment to bipartisanship, and his dedication to getting things done for the people of Wisconsin. I look forward to continuing to work with the Governor and my colleagues in the legislature on these critical issues.”

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