WisGOP Statement on Tony Evers Signing GOP Authored Budget

MADISON, Wis — The Republican Party of Wisconsin released the following statement following the signing of the 2023-2025 GOP authored budget:

Tony Evers is once again signing the Republican-crafted budget, which not only made historic investments but prioritized Wisconsin taxpayers,” said WisGOP Chairman Brian Schimming. “Wisconsin Republicans deserve praise for historic K-12 funding, school mental health, special education, and the largest expansion of school choice since the Thompson administration, and monies for housing that will help our workforce. Yet, despite 26 months of real wages and savings declining for Wisconsin workers, Tony Evers took an axe to the GOP-authored tax cuts — cutting the historic $3.5 billion tax cuts by 95% — which would offer workers, farmers, families, and small businesses relief after months of rampant inflation and economic uncertainty.”


  • Tony Evers is once again taking credit for a budget crafted by Wisconsin Legislative Republicans.
    • Evers claims he is delivering tax relief to Wisconsin residents; yet he used his veto pen to put the $3.5 million tax cut on the chopping block
      • Evers’ modification to the tax cut is mere pennies for Wisconsin working families; working Wisconsinites have seen real wages and savings declining every week for the past 26 months. 
    • At the same time, Evers changed the per pupil education funding for the next four centuries — equivalent to a significant property tax hike for Wisconsin homeowners.
  • Democrats claim that Republicans didn’t fund areas like: infrastructure or broadband access. 
    • It’s critical to recognize that Republicans know our infrastructure and broadband are receiving ample funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and will be funded — saving taxpayers’ dollars.