UpNorthNews Evers on Budget Surplus: ‘This Is the People’s Money, Give It Back.’

By Pat Kreitlow
February 15, 2022

Governor uses State of the State to call the Legislature into special session, but Republicans want to wait until after Evers wins or loses reelection.

Telling lawmakers “don’t sit here in a white, marble building with state coffers that are full and tell Wisconsinites who are working hard every day that we can’t afford to do more,” Gov. Tony Evers used his State of the State address Tuesday night to call a special session to invest the state’s new budget surplus now rather than wait until next year as Republicans want.

“That’s baloney,” the governor said. “This is the people’s money. Let’s get it back to them.”