MADISON – The state’s largest business group Wednesday urged bi-partisan cooperation on the passage of pro-growth legislation under consideration in a jobs special legislative session called by Governor Scott Walker.
WMC President/CEO Kurt R. Bauer issued the following statement:
“Wisconsin businesses welcome the renewed focus on job creation at the Capitol, and the special session on jobs is a positive development. Governor Scott Walker is to be commended for reaching out to Democrats and Republicans to forge consensus on the top issue in our state – jobs. Now, the Legislature needs to act swiftly to pass common sense reforms that will improve our business climate so businesses will create jobs here.”
In the first six months of this year during the first special session on jobs, Governor Walker and the Legislature approved an aggressive series of proposals aimed at improving our business climate. Wisconsin saw passage of litigation relief, regulation relief, tax cuts, collective bargaining reforms and a no-tax-hike, balanced state budget.
Those reforms have received positive reviews from the state and national business community.
In May, the WMC Economic Outlook Survey found that 88 percent of CEOs said the state was headed in the right direction. Additionally, Wisconsin leapt into the top half of states on CEO Magazine’s list of business friendly states.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Kurt R. Bauer, (608) 258-3400