State Representative Nancy VanderMeer (R-Tomah) issued the following statement after Governor Walker’s State of the State address.
“The state of the state is good and I am optimistic about Wisconsin's future. Our economy is continuing to improve every day, the state unemployment rate is at a 14-year low, and more jobs are being created. Those that want a job are having an easier time finding one.
“As a co-author of the College Affordability Legislative Package, I look forward to working with the governor to help our students succeed and make college more affordable. Creating opportunities for students to be highly skilled and fully prepared to pursue careers in our changing economy is vital.
“The demand for worker training continues to grow as there is a need for more skilled workers to fill open positions so companies can continue to provide quality services for their customers. It's crucial for the state to focus on programs that help train valuable prospective employees, so they are equipped with the skills they need to succeed in a family-supporting careers.
“As we look into the future, we must address the growing needs of individuals with metal health issues, Alzheimer’s and Dementia, and continue to focus on expanding the H.O.P.E. Agenda to fight the heroin and opiate epidemic. Overcoming these challenges can improve the lives of all people of Wisconsin.
“I remain committed to working on behalf of my constituents of the 70th Assembly District to reform government, create a better business environment, improve education and make an even better Wisconsin.”