MADISON, Wis. (WXOW) – Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, much like Governor Evers, said he’s looking for bipartisanship at the state capitol in Madison.
Vos delivered the Republican response to Evers’ State of the State speech Tuesday night. He began his remarks by painting a positive picture of Wisconsin.
“By any metric, Wisconsin is in great shape, and that’s why economists agree that the economy is in the best shape its been in in decades,” said Vos. He then detailed some of the accomplishments made by Republicans who controlled the legislature and governor’s office the past eight years.
One of Governor Evers’ proposals, bringing back two-thirds funding for K-12 education, drew this response. “We can increase our investment in K-12 education to two-thirds funding without raising any income or sales taxes, as it sounds like tonight some might propose.”
He moved on to speak of efforts by Republicans to “find common ground” on issues they can work on with Democrats. Addressing homelessness, improving foster care, and working on middle class tax cuts were some of the issues Vos mentioned.
As far as tax cuts, Vos said Assembly Republicans can achieve Evers’ goal, but doing it in a different way.
Whereas the governor wants to cap a corporate tax credit, Vos said they’re working on a plan to fund the cuts using the $600 million surplus the state already has.