Back in January, there were many cynics who said we could not accomplish this Ambitious Agenda for 2018 by the end of the legislative session. We not only got it done, but we did it with broad bipartisan support.
In our current budget, we provided more actual dollars into K-12 education than ever before in the history of Wisconsin: an extra $200 per student in every school this year and another $204 per student on top of that next school year.
If President Donald Trump wants to protect good-paying, family-supporting jobs here in Wisconsin, I respectfully ask that he reconsider tariffs on steel and aluminum. I believe that these tariffs will cost us jobs instead of protecting them.
So when the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau recently announced that Wisconsin would have a larger than expected budget surplus, I announced that we are going to send it back to the taxpayers. In my opinion, the quickest, easiest and most effective way for us to return this to the taxpayers and continue to grow the economy is through a child tax credit.