Staush worked for the last eight years protecting Wisconsin's natural resources as a non-profit state director. He believes that Wisconsin's citizens should be able to trust the water that comes out of their tap is clean. Staush understands that we can't forget that our natural resources are an important economic driver in this state. Tourism continues to be strong and traditionally is one of the largest industries in Wisconsin each year. Clean water is essential to both tourism and economic development. He also believes we need to do more to adequately fund our state parks and public lands.
Politicians in Madison lack the political courage to address our state's infrastructure needs. As a County Board Supervisor, Staush has seen firsthand how Green Bay and other communities are struggling to meet the demand of roads, bridges, and other infrastructure updates. He was proud to support a plan for Brown County that would fix county roads in 5 years and will lead to an 80 million dollar investment in our community. Instead of cutting future projects and stalling current needs to prioritize one single development in SE Wisconsin, our state should be leading on rebuilding our infrastructure across the state.
Wisconsin's future is brightest when we invest in our children and public education in our state. Staush believes we need to rollback the cuts made by the Walker Administration over the last eight years and prioritize our public schools, increase voucher school accountability, and reassess voucher funding that doesn't produce results. Since 2011, Gov. Walker and the Republican Legislature have cut $1 billion from higher education. These cuts include $795 million from UW campuses and $203 million from technical colleges while increasing spending on private school vouchers. This is not a recipe for success. We need to once again prioritize public school funding and return our education system to the flagship program that put Wisconsin on the map. Staush was proud to support new infrastructure to build the STEM Innovation building in partnership with UW Green Bay that will produce the next generation of entrepreneurs and engineers in Wisconsin.