Friday, June 26, 2009

Kanavas Casts Vote Against State Budget

(Madison, WI)…State Senator Ted Kanavas (R-Brookfield) released the following statement after casting his vote against the Democrat’s 2009-2011 State Budget Conference Report:

“People across the state are going to be shocked tomorrow when they read the morning paper. The Senate Democrats used a late night session to punish taxpayers by passing $2.1 billion in new tax increases and $1.5 billion in property tax increases; sparing no one.

“The state took a gigantic step backwards tonight. Plain and simple, this budget is going to make it harder for Wisconsin’s economy to turn around and it will make it nearly impossible for any job growth to occur over the next 12-18 months.

“One thing is for certain; we’ll be back here in less than a year to fix the mess they’ve made.”

In all, the Democrats 2009-2011 state budget raises taxes by $2.1 billion, raises property taxes by $1.5 billion, and increases spending by 6.8%. The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 17-16.

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