Rep. Chris Taylor’s statement on the State of the State

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January 13, 2015                                                                    Rep. Chris Taylor, 608.266.5342       

                                                                                               

 

Rep. Chris Taylor’s statement on the State of the State

 

MADISON – Tonight, Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) released the following statement about Governor Walker’s State of the State address:

 

“The State of the State address is traditionally reserved for a Governor’s victory lap of their successes. Unfortunately, Governor Walker doesn’t have too much to brag about because he’s failed to put Wisconsin families first.

 

“Governor Walker failed our economy by creating a 2.2 billion dollar deficit. Governor Walker failed our workers by falling short on creating the jobs we desperately need and refusing to give Wisconsin’s working families a needed raise.  And Governor Walker is failing our children by refusing to make the necessary investments in their future.

  

“In contrast, Democrats are focused on restoring economic opportunities, creating opportunities for our children to succeed and protecting our personal freedoms.  That is our vision for the State of the State.” 

Representative Lisa Subeck Response to State of the State

Representative Lisa Subeck Response to State of the State

Madison, WI - Representative Lisa Subeck (D-78) made the following statement in response to Governor Walker’s State of the State Address:

“After four years of putting politics ahead of people, Governor Walker again fails to put Wisconsin families first. In his State of the State address tonight, Walker offered no tangible policy solutions to help struggling families in our state. Instead, he offered a series of gimmicks, claiming to reform state government but offering no real benefit to the public. Walker touted property tax declines, neglecting to mention these decreases have left schools and local governments strapped for dollars needed to provide basic services.

In his address, Governor Walker painted an artificially rosy picture of Wisconsin’s economy and current state of affairs. In reality, the state faces a $2.2 billion structural deficit and consistently lags behind our Midwest neighbors in job creation, wages and other economic indicators. At the same time, Walker’s policies on education and economic development continue to move our state backward.

Senators Baldwin and Whitehouse Reintroduce “Buffett Rule” Legislation

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Contact: pressatbaldwin [dot] senate [dot] gov

  (202) 224 - 6225

 

Senators Baldwin and Whitehouse Reintroduce “Buffett Rule” Legislation

The Paying a Fair Share Act Would Require Multi-Million-Dollar Earners to Pay at Least 30% in Taxes

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) led a group of 16 Senators in introducing legislation to require America’s top earners to pay a fair share in taxes.  The Paying a Fair Share Act would help ensure that multi-million-dollar earners pay at least a 30 percent effective federal tax rate, and would generate over $70 billion in revenue over ten years. In 2012, Senator Baldwin served as the lead sponsor of this legislation, also known as the “Buffett Rule,” in the House of Representatives to help level the playing field between middle class taxpayers and millionaires and billionaires. 

 

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