WEAC Statement on Signing of 2021-23 Wisconsin Budget
Governor Tony Evers signed the 2021-23 state budget into law at a Wisconsin Public Elementary School, providing one of the largest tax cuts in Wisconsin state history, cutting taxes for middle-class families, and supporting funding for public schools. In response to Republican legislators’ refusal to embrace education funding proposals in the Badger Bounce Back proposal, the governor committed an additional $100 million in one-time federal relief funding and said he will continue to advocate for legislative policy that supports public schools.
The following statement can be attributed to Ron Martin, a teacher and president of the Wisconsin Education Association Council:
“Wisconsin’s education governor continues to be a champion for students and public schools. Governor Evers has done all he can to work with the Republican majority in the Legislature and has made this budget the best it could be, all things considered. The severe partisan nature of the budget process underlines why fair legislative maps are desperately needed in Wisconsin, and our union will work tirelessly to achieve fair maps in the future.”