Following the release of a memo by the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau today showing the upcoming 2011-13 state budget is projected to be $2.5 billion in deficit, Rep. Robin Vos (R-Caledonia) released the following statement:
“When Governor Doyle took office eight years ago, he promised to fix the Wisconsin state budget. This analysis shows us that under his leadership it has only gotten much worse.
“Democrats promised us that when they passed their last budget laden with tax increases it would fix our economic woes. Instead, the deficit is worse and our unemployment rate is still more than 8%.
“It will take many years to repair the financial damage Doyle did by taking as much as he needed from the pocketbooks of Wisconsinites to support his reckless spending habit.
“Wisconsin families deserve better than this.”