Sunday February 18, 2018

Always Forward with Education & Reason

Democratic Radio "Black History Month" PDF Print E-mail
State & Local
Written by Assembly Democrats   
Friday, 16 February 2018 16:46

martinlutherkingMADISON - This week Rep. David Bowen (D - Milwaukee) presents the Democratic Weekly Radio Address on Black History Month, a time to honor African American leaders and important historical events.

Audio File of Radio Address

david-bowenHello, this is State Representative David Bowen with this week’s Democratic Radio Address.

February is Black History Month.  This is the time of year many host commemorative events to honor African American leaders and important historical events.

But Black History is about so much more.

It is about the real, shared experiences of African Americans from all walks of life.

A time when we remember those who fought for the right to vote.

Those who marched for access to public services without Jim Crow laws.

Those who died fighting for the recognition that all people are created equal.

It is about those experiences strengthening this state and strengthening this nation, because Black History is American history.

Most of all, it is remembering where we have been, so we can remember and recognize how far we still have to go.

Black History Month, just like every month, is a time of action.

That action can be working on economic equity, criminal justice reform, advocating for fair housing practices, and demanding quality education for our children.

For me, it means tirelessly working to ensure our community has a seat at the table and a voice in our state government.

Like the great black public servants who came before me, Lloyd Barbee, Vel Phillips, and so many others, I will continue to fight for the community I was born and raised in.

I will continue to work making Wisconsin a better place for all of us.

Thank you.

Rep. Sargent on Child Tax Rebate and Annual Sales Tax Holiday PDF Print E-mail
State & Local
Written by Assembly Democrats, Britt Cudaback   
Friday, 16 February 2018 16:10

scottwalker-dreamWalker’s plan for a one-time child tax credit and sales tax holiday is an election-year gimmick says legislator.

MADISON – On Wednesday, Assembly Bill (AB) 944, Governor Walker’s plan for a one-time child tax credit and sales tax holiday, was recommended for adoption on a party-line vote by the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means. State Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison), ranking Democrat on the Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement about the vote:

melissa-sargent“The chickens are coming home to roost for Wisconsin Republicans. Seven years’ worth of their failed policies have finally caught up with them, so their last-ditch effort is to buy votes at $100 apiece. Well, I have news for Governor Walker and Republicans in the Legislature: you can’t buy our votes.

Governor Walker might not be handing these checks out at polling locations in November, but Wisconsinites are smart enough to read between the lines. This is a one-time sales tax holiday and a one-time $100-check to be delivered right before an election—if that doesn’t scream ‘election-year gimmick,’ I don’t know what does.”

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 February 2018 17:07
"Tim Burns for State Supreme Court: A breath of fresh air in corrupt Supreme Court" Battleground Wisconsin PDF Print E-mail
State & Local
Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Matt Brusky   
Friday, 16 February 2018 15:19

burns-sc-bgwWe discuss State Supreme Court candidate Tim Burns' progressive values and his fight for average people against the big corporate interests, the latest mass school shooting in Florida, and more...

STATEWIDE - We welcome Tim Burns, Citizen Action of Wisconsin’s endorsed candidate for State Supreme Court (primary next Tuesday, February 20) to discuss his novel willingness to run on his progressive values and fight for average people against the big corporate interests that are rigging the system.

We also talk about the latest mass school shooting in Florida and the GOP’s serial appeasement of gun extremists. We also are joined by Citizen Action Western Wisconsin Organizing Cooperative member Sarah Godlewski who educates us about the referendum to abolish the State Treasurer, a move that would further reduce fiscal accountability in Wisconsin government.

Download MP3
Citizen Action Press Clips

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 February 2018 15:30
Bowen: Gov. Walker’s Plan for Milwaukee State Building PDF Print E-mail
State & Local
Written by BOWEN PRESS   
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 09:12

milw-state-ofcBuilt in 1963, the current State Office Building on 6th Street in Milwaukee is old and needs to be replaced, but maybe we should combine it with some County functions to save time and money.

MILWAUKEE – Last week, Governor Scott Walker announced his plans to sell state offices in Milwaukee to a private developer and build a new state building in the Milwaukee area. The current state office, located at 819 North 6th Street in downtown Milwaukee, was built in in 1963 and houses multiple state offices and the Governor’s office. State Representative David Bowen (D-10) attended the announcement and released the following statement:

david-bowen“While the Milwaukee State office is aging and needs to be replaced, I’d like to take Walker’s plan for a new facility a step further. In order to ensure that even more taxpayer dollars are saved, I call on Milwaukee County to submit a proposal within the RFP 30 day time period to replace our current state building with one that houses both the state and county offices together in order to save taxpayers more money. The County Safety Building serves important functions and has long been in the category of severely needed replacement.”

“Before my time in the legislature, I served on the county board and am aware of the challenges of budget constraints and Capital improvement challenges at the county level. Placing the county and state in the same new & energy efficient building will help alleviate some of those constraints savings millions that can be invested in other needs.”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 February 2018 09:48
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

Page 1 of 88
Copyright © 2018. Green Bay Progressive. Designed by