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Time for Wisconsin lawmakers to finally get back to work

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Wisconsin’s state representatives continue to enjoy their time off. Our state Assembly representatives and Senators have not met in full session since March. Despite all the issues the state faces, our lawmakers have not felt the need to act, even when summoned back to the Capitol by the Governor. They simply ignored the Governor’s call for action on a number of important issues, then went back home to continue their months-long vacation. They will remain off for the rest of this year, despite collecting that nice paycheck. Newly elected lawmakers will be sworn in in January, then Governor Evers will issue his State of the State Address and unveil his budget proposal. Let’s hope in this legislative session, our lawmakers actually do their jobs. There are too many issues that have gone unaddressed for the past year, including how to spend a record state budget surplus that could put more money in our pockets. There are also issues of education funding and modifying the state’s ancient anti-abortion law. In order to earn their keep, and keep their jobs, our lawmakers should get ready to roll up their sleeves in 2023 and address these important issues they put off in 2022.

Scott Robert Shaw serves as WIZM Program Director and News Director, and delivers the morning news on WKTY, Z-93 and 95.7 The Rock. Scott has been at Mid-West Family La Crosse since 1989, and authors Wisconsin's only daily radio editorial, "As I See It" heard on WIZM each weekday morning and afternoon.

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  1. Bill

    December 4, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    With inflation pressures, why not be fiscally responsible and save the money.

    What percentage of the annual budget is the surplus? If less than 10% of the annual budget leave it in there for a rainy day

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