Assembly Speaker Mike Huebsch (R-West Salem) says Republicans want to focus on the main concerns of Wisconsinites during what time they have left in the current legislative session. He says those include improving the state's economy and lower the cost of health care.
The Speaker says they're hoping to work with the Governor and Senate Democrats on a variety of tax credits and other proposals to help boost the economy. Huebsch says the Governor has already laid out several tax credit infinitives that he thinks Republicans can work with this spring.
Huebsch says they also want to improve choice in the health care industry. The West Salem Republican says the goal is to help reduce the stress and anxiety that many are feeling over medical costs. He thinks giving the public more control over their health care dollars and allowing them to shop around will help overcome those problems.
As for what's not on the Agenda, the Speaker doesn't expect Healthy Wisconsin to pass the Assembly if Senate Democrats reintroduce the measure. He also believes a proposed statewide smoking ban will not make it to the Assembly during the last few months of the legislative session.