Madison – Representative John Spiros (R-Marshfield) released the following statement after the Assembly passed the 2024-25 Biennial State Budget:
“What we voted on today is a budget that ensures Wisconsin continues progressing in the right direction,” Rep. Spiros said. “After hearing from constituents over the last six months about the issues that matter to them, I am confident that this budget reflects the needs and priorities of Central Wisconsinites.”
Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee crafted a budget that invests in the core priorities Wisconsinites want and deserve, like $1.5 billion in transportation infrastructure, $1 billion in K-12 education, and $3 billion in healthcare, all on top of a $4.4 billion tax cut. The conservative policy wins included are also astounding: work requirements are still required for welfare recipients, $400 million in public debt was paid off, and funding for the historic shared revenue agreement was approved.
“This budget works for the entire state, and it also directly impacts Central Wisconsin,” Rep. Spiros commented. “I was proud to co-author several budget motions to bring state resources to my district.”
Funds were included for a new regional forensic science center in Marathon County, free and charitable clinics like those in Wausau and Marshfield will see increased funding, and millions of dollars are being invested into rural agriculture roads.
The Assembly approved the budget late Thursday night after the Senate voted in favor Wednesday. The bill now heads to the Governor’s desk for his signature.
Representative John Spiros represents Wisconsin’s 86th Assembly district, including portions of Marathon and Wood Counties.