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Gov. Walker's Job Numbers Lag Behind Nation For 6 Years Straight PDF Print E-mail
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Melanie Conklin   
Thursday, 07 December 2017 14:31

walker-claims-victoryWalker asks taxpayers to spend $7 million papering over his neglect of Wisconsin's economy during his re-election bid.

DHS Holds GB Public Hearing on Gov. Walker Health Care Waiver PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Tony Palese   
Thursday, 07 December 2017 07:44

CGREEN BAY - The Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services (DHS) will be hosting a public hearing today regarding a waiver request from Gov. Walker’s administration to reject available federal funding for health care and limit access in Wisconsin. Additional information on the issue can be found here.

DHS Public Hearing on Gov. Walker Health Care Waiver
Thursday, December 7, 2017
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Brown County Central Library
515 Pine St.
Green Bay, WI 54301

Several statewide health care advocacy organizations have been working to raise awareness of this hearing and encouraging members of the public to attend and share their stories. In addition to local residents, Sen. Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) will be available at the event to talk to members of the press. If you are unable to attend the event but would still like to cover this issue, you can reach Sen. Hansen’s office at 608-266-5670 or email him at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Another “Ho-Ho-Horrible” Jobs Report PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Kate Constalie   
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 18:24

walker-open-for-businessWisconsin’s 110,000 jobs deficit grows after another dismal jobs report.

MADISON, WI – Another dismal jobs report brings bad news for families already feeling the pinch this holiday season. The national ‘Gold Standard’ jobs report released this week marks the 6th straight year Wisconsin has trailed the nation in job creation and represents one of the longest periods of economic stagnation in Wisconsin history. Gov. Walker’s policies have slowed Wisconsin’s economy over the past six years and resulted in 110,000 fewer jobs than what would have been created had the state kept pace with the national average.

jennifer-shilling“Wisconsin working families are paying the price for Gov. Walker’s dismal economic record as they struggle with student loan debt, child care costs and health care premiums,” said Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse). “Over the last six years, Republicans have cut wages, outsourced jobs and stripped away worker rights. Rather than growing our middle class and investing in Wisconsin jobs, Gov. Walker continues to prioritize tax breaks for the wealthy and massive giveaways to foreign corporations.”

Job creation in Wisconsin has declined sharply since Gov. Walker took office. The state dropped below average for job creation in 2011 and has trailed the national rate in every economic quarter since the creation of Gov. Walker’s Economic Development Corporation and the historic Republican cuts to Wisconsin schools. A recent report showed Wisconsin’s sluggish economic performance over the past six years has cost the state more than 100,000 jobs when compared with the national average.

New Bill Would Require Individual Locks on Gas Pumps PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Jay Wadd   
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 18:03

card-skimming-gas-pumpGreen Bay Senator Dave Hansen says inexpensive change could prevent card skimming.

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