Rebuilding our Economy and Safely Responding to the Virus
No one understands the needs of our local community like the individuals who live in them, especially during an emergency. That is why Mark worked with his colleagues to assist emergency response efforts at all levels of government and passed bipartisan legislation that removed the waiting period for unemployment benefits for those who have lost their jobs during the shutdown. Mark is committed to working together to safely rebuild our economy and make sure our kids can get the education they need, safely.
Mark knows how important it is to help our most vulnerable, which is why his first vote last year was to protect those with pre-existing conditions. He also crafted a state budget that invested in our local hospitals and in our healthcare workforce and voted to reduce the cost of prescription drugs. All Wisconsinites deserve access to high-quality healthcare, and Mark is working to ensure they have it.
Funding K-12 Education
Our youth are Wisconsin’s future. That is why Mark has voted repeatedly to increase funding for education here in the state. Mark believes every child should have access to quality schools no matter their zip code, or their family's income, and how important it is that students and teachers have the tools they need to succeed in the classroom.
Fixing Wisconsin’s Roads
Our transportation system is vital to the health of Wisconsin’s economy and the well-being of its citizens. In the most recent state budget, Mark voted for the largest new investment in transportation in a generation and added more than $480 million in new funding for road and bridge projects across the state. He also voted to approve $90 million in additional funding specifically to fix our local roads.
Fighting for Farmers
Agriculture is vital to Wisconsin’s economy. That is why Mark voted for a series of bills aimed at supporting our farmers in both the short and long-term. These bills provide property tax relief, help farmers with health insurance costs, and include funding to boost Wisconsin’s agricultural exports. He is proud to be the only candidate in this race endorsed by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation.
Investing in our Workforce
The health of our economy relies on creating good paying jobs and having a workforce with the skills to fill them. That is why Mark voted to increase funding for youth apprenticeships and career and technical education grants. These programs help to improve Wisconsin’s workforce and get people the skills they need to succeed in a family-supporting career.
Fighting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
Mark knows that you work hard for your money. That is why he has consistently voted to make sure you keep more of it, while at the same time ensuring the government spends your tax dollars in the most efficient way possible. Work requirements and drug tests for those receiving your tax dollars are just a few of the common-sense reforms he has supported in the Assembly.