Madison – On Wednesday, Governor Tony Evers announced he would cut state funding $250 million due to the COVID-19 shutdown. The co-chair of the budget-writing, Joint Committee on Finance, State Senator Alberta Darling, issued the following response:
“The governor should continue looking for ways to protect taxpayers. State government must live within its means, especially during times of fiscal uncertainty.
I’m glad we stopped his proposed tax hikes on the people of Wisconsin or the financial impact from the shutdown would be much worse. It is possible to close the deficit without tax hikes. We’ve done it in the past and can do it again.”
Senator Darling represents portions of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha Counties.