For the first time, our cash on hand topped $1 billion. With that money, we are able to fund education at record levels, invest in priorities like roads, healthcare, and provide a tax cut for the middle class.
We didn’t get here by accident. Before Republicans took over, our state faced a more than $3 billion deficit. Taxes were going up and businesses were going away. Through careful budgeting, reforms, and tax relief, our state is in great financial shape. In fact, our rainy day fund is also at it's highest point ever - $649 million!
Republicans also stopped more than $1 billion in tax hikes Governor Evers tried to get in his budget. We will not let Governor Evers and the Democrats take us back to the days of high taxes and high unemployment.
Our area schools are once again getting national attention for their excellence!
According to Niche.com
, Whitefish Bay (#2), Mequon-Thiensville (#3), Hamilton (#11), Grafton (#18), Menomonee Falls (#20), and Germantown (#25) are among the best school districts in the entire state. The website also gave high marks for many of our local schools as well. Congratulations!
As always, if you have any concerns or ideas on how to improve our great state, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone at 608-266-5830 or by email at Sen.Darling@legis.wisconsin.gov.