Facing New Challenges
We faced unthinkable challenges this year that impacted our families, businesses, and communities. That’s why Dan passed a bipartisan coronavirus relief package that provided extra resources for hospitals to treat patients, helped Seniors get access to testing and vaccines, and got rid of the
unemployment benefit waiting period so anyone suddenly out of work could get help right away.
Making sure students and teachers have the resources they need is critical to a successful education. That’s why Dan voted to increase funding for public schools in the last budget, putting more money directly into the classroom.
Dan also made it a priority to increase career training opportunities for students while they’re still in high school. Expanding access to Youth Apprenticeship programs gives students the chance to go to school and work part time with local employers, giving them valuable on the job training.
When it comes to higher education, Dan supported the UW tuition freeze which has been in place for almost six years. Keeping college affordable for Wisconsin students and families helps create a strong and qualified workforce across the state.
Keeping Communities Safe
Making sure the communities where we live, work, and raise our families are safe is one of Dan’s top priorities. That’s why he voted to keep violent criminals off our streets, authored bipartisan legislation to make sure domestic abusers are held accountable, and helped pass a bill to keep firearms out of the
hands of violent criminals.
Rebuilding our Economy
As a small business owner, Dan knows the importance of getting our economy safely back on track so that folks can get back to work. That means helping each other out and ensuring communities and businesses have the resources they need to rebuild. State government must also help create a pro-growth environment to help create new jobs by holding the line on taxes, spending tax dollars wisely, and balancing our budget.
Cutting Government Waste and Reducing Taxes
You work hard for your money, and Dan fought to keep more of it in your own pocket. Dan helped cut government waste, balance the budget, and reduced the tax burden by more than $8 billion over the last few years.
Not so long ago, property taxes were rising out of control, making it harder for families, seniors, and those on fixed incomes to stay in their homes. That’s just not right, and Dan fought to reverse that trend.
Today, property taxes have been lowered and the state portion has been eliminated.