Majority leader Scott Suder responds to Governor Walker's budget address
MADISON (PRESS RELEASE)--Assembly Majority Leader Scott Suder (R-Abbotsford) issued the following statement in response to Governor Walker's budget address:
"While Governor Walker's budget repair bill was a good first step towards getting Wisconsin's economy back on track, it is just the first piece of the puzzle. Our enormous deficit calls for bold and decisive action, and from what I've seen so far, we're heading in the right direction.
"We are going to put an end to raids on segregated funds, provide a tax exemption for capital gains that are reinvested in Wisconsin businesses, reduce spending by $4.2 billion, and reduce the structural deficit by 90 percent.
"Additionally, I applaud the governor for helping to improve our state's public safety. I have been a staunch opponent of the early release program since the day it was instituted, and eliminating it will make our streets safer by keeping dangerous criminals behind bars where they belong.
"In lieu of the governor's announcement today and the Assembly's passage of the budget repair bill last week, I continue to call on the 14 AWOL Democrat Senators to come home and do their job."