On Tuesday, the Assembly C0-chair of the Joint Committee on Finance, and my friend, State Representative John Nygren, announced his resignation to take a job in the private sector.
Wisconsin is in better shape because of the efforts of John Nygren. His leadership has protected taxpayers, created an environment to grow jobs, and made our state a national leader in fighting the opioid crisis.
His HOPE agenda was more than a slogan, it provides real hope to people caught in addiction and for the people who love them. His work has undoubtedly saved many lives in Wisconsin.
I wish John well in his next adventure. I am proud of our work together as Co-chairs of the Joint Committee on Finance and of the many bills we authored. Most of all, I am proud to call John Nygren my friend.