To the editor, What a path our state has taken since 2010. With Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle in 2010 we had 9.3 percent unemployment, falling wages, businesses closing, gross domestic product falling, consumer confidence index below 60, home foreclosures, $1.3 billion taken from the transportation fund for general state operations, increasing taxes and our state was still mired with a budget deficit of $5.4 billion.
To the editor, I’d like to recognize the efforts of our local elected legislator, Rep. Tyler August. He’s gone to Madison and done what he had promised. The state budget has been balanced every year he has been in office. Gone are the days when residents were faced with billions in budget deficits. The reforms that August has advocated for have been enacted. This has resulted in lower taxes, more money for public schools and investment in our roads and infrastructure.
To the editor, I’m Katherine Gaulke — a mom on a mission, educator and advocate running for Assembly District 32. As your voice in Madison, I will fight for affordable health insurance and prescriptions, as well as clean water, safe neighborhoods, equitable education funding and drivable roads.
To the editor, The recently enacted Republican tax cuts for your 2018 income will average a savings of $2,053 per year in Wisconsin. This is money you earned and no longer have to turn over to the federal government. U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi has referred to the tax cut as “crumbs.” Maybe it is a “crumb” to her in relation to her taxpayer-paid salary, but not to me.
To the editor, Presidents are the ultimate role models for children. President Donald Trump and his colleagues, who actively and passively through their silence and inaction endorse his behavior, are teaching children that: