Sen. LeMahieu: State Senate approves 2023-25 budget

Senator Devin LeMahieu

Senate Bill 70 passed 20-13

Madison, WI – Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg) issued the following statement following passage of the 2023-25 state budget:

“Earlier this Spring, Governor Evers introduced a flawed document. His recommendations would have raised taxes, expanded welfare, and turned a historic surplus into a record deficit,” LeMahieu said. “Today, after months of hard work by the Joint Committee on Finance, we passed a budget that responsibly invests in core priorities and returns a record amount of money back to the taxpayers,”

The 2023-25 biennial budget includes a record $1.2 billion in new, spendable resources for public schools, the largest investment in the school choice program since its creation, and the largest tax cut in state history – totaling $4.4 billion.

“Under this plan, Wisconsinites will see lower taxes, better local services – like police, fire and EMS – and stronger schools.” LeMahieu concluded. 

Senate Bill 70 will now move to the State Assembly for concurrence.