“After years of severe budget cuts and attacks on workers’ rights that have only made life harder for Wisconsin’s middle class, elected leaders have an opportunity to pursue legislation that will move Wisconsin forward and create an economy that works for all.
“Instead of asking the richest to pay their fair share, our elected leaders continue cutting the very services that Wisconsinites need to get back on their feet. Working families didn’t break our economy, but we’ve been stuck with the bill in the form of slashed funding for our schools, hospitals, public safety, roads and bridges, along with severe attacks on workplace freedoms and voting rights. At a time when the economy continues struggling to recover and many families are still waiting for employment to pick up, working Wisconsinites need more economic security, not less.
“It is time for our elected leaders to stop the attacks on working people and to focus on the things that all Wisconsinites care about: high-quality public education for our children, good jobs and wages that can support our families, expanded access to healthcare, investments to rebuild our infrastructure and restoring rights lost to public sector workers.
“This new session is an opportunity for Wisconsin to refocus on jobs and get back on track to rebuilding our state’s economy.”