Stories tagged: "evan goyke"


Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) speaks Tuesday ahead of the Assembly's vote on the 2021-23 state budget. He described the Republican-authored budget as "forward-looking" because it centers on a massive tax cut rather than spending more money on services like schools. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
‘Back to Basics’ or ‘Forward-Looking’? Divided Assembly Passes Budget After Hours of Debate

Republicans heralded their budget as a game-changer due to its focus on cutting taxes, but Democrats were quick to point out missed opportunities to use the state’s historic surplus.

Goyke Joint Finance
Republicans Toss Criminal Justice Reforms From State Budget

Republican lawmakers also reject Democratic attempt to reign in spending millions of taxpayer dollars on private lawyers.

The Legislature's budget-writing committee meets Wednesday for a session during which Republicans on the panel cut funding for lead-pipe removal, workforce development, and upgrades to the state's outdated unemployment system. (Screenshot via WisEye)
Wisconsin Republicans Continue Budget-Cutting Spree, Leaving Lead Pipes and Workforce Training Unaddressed

No lead abatement. No expanded job training. No upgrade to an archaic unemployment system. Republican lawmakers say one-time pandemic relief funds should be used instead.

Joint Finance Democrats, including from left to right, Sen. LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee), Rep. Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) and Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-West Point) during a press conference before Thursday's hearing pointed out that the Republicans used federal funds to justify cutting requests for additional funds, but those cuts endanger said federal funds. (Screenshot via WisconsinEye)
Republicans Want to Spend Less on Schools Than Evers Proposes, but Doing So Could Cost $1.5 Billion in Federal Aid

Legislators had been warned earlier that the aid from the American Rescue Plan is a supplement for struggling schools, not a substitute for state support.

Goyke, Evers, Vos, LeMahieu
‘They Don’t Really Like Each Other’: Republican Infighting Could Delay Budget Passage, Lawmaker Says

Despite a decade of control, Assembly and Senate Republicans have a history of squabbling and missing budget deadlines.

Supreme Court Hands Evers Another Defeat
Republicans Blow $3.4 Billion Hole in Budget, Cut 380 Items Evers Proposed

BadgerCare, legal pot, and more of the governor's proposals killed after Republican vote.