It is hard to make progress when everyone is pulling in different directions. We see that in Wisconsin, where Republicans who control the Legislature and the Democrat Governor can’t seem to work together. It started when Governor Tony Evers presented lawmakers with his state budget proposal. Republicans tore it up and wrote their own budget, much of which the Governor vetoed with his powerful pen. Evers suggested a $1 billion proposal for childcare funding and money for the UW system. Lawmakers rejected that and proposed a tax cut as a way to offset childcare costs. Governor Evers then promptly vetoed the Republican plan. Twice. Our elected officials seem unwilling to work together. Members of the two parties barely even talk to one another. We have seen no action on multiple issues because there just doesn’t seem to be a willingness to compromise. Because legislators can’t agree on the Governor’s plan to cut taxes, and the Governor can’t agree to their plan, no one is getting a tax cut, despite the state surplus. Its like a giant tug of war. And the losers are the hard-working people of Wisconsin.