Amid the near day-to-day chaos of the 2017-19 state budget process, it's clear that Republicans don’t have any ideas to create more opportunity for hard-working families in communities across Wisconsin to get ahead.
Instead of bringing more ideas to the table, Republicans would rather bicker over how to erode opportunity than work with Democrats to rebuild a fair and vibrant economy in Wisconsin. Who's to blame? The two biggest newspapers in the state say Gov. Scott Walker's failed leadership is to blame for the current budget impasse.
"Sadly, Republicans can’t look to the governor for help, or even a reasonable long-term plan. He would borrow more and put off some necessary major projects, such as improving the I-94 East-West Corridor through Milwaukee. That simply wastes money and kicks the can down the proverbial road to future generations. It’s unfair to them and it’s unfair to the businesses looking for a reliable transportation network to grow the economy.
Wisconsin State Journal Editorial: Get roads done with real money
"Democrats know that working families in Wisconsin deserve leaders who will increase opportunities to achieve the American Dream, " Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning said on Wednesday. "The two largest papers in the state can see that Governor Scott Walker and legislative Republicans are standing in the way of progress for working families in our state. After six years of the same failed policies, it's time for a change. Democrats are ready and willing to work with Republicans to create economic security for hard-working families. Wisconsinites deserve progressive leadership that will prioritize creating a fair economy that works for us all and provides economic opportunity for every community in our state."