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Walker Signs Vukmir Prescription Medications Bill PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Leah Vukmir, State Senator District 5   
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 13:58

prescription_drugsNew law allows pharmacists to substitute more expensive drugs with a cheaper interchangeable version, Senator says bill will help budgets of the middle class stretch further.


MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill Wednesday authored by Sen. Leah Vukmir, R–Brookfield, into law which, will give Wisconsinites savings on prescription drugs.

leah-vukmir“Drug prices are an incredible burden on Wisconsin families, especially seniors, and this bill will help budgets of the middle class stretch further,” Vukmir said. “Wisconsinites pay an enormous cost for prescription medications, and I am proud to author a bill that brings them relief.”

Gov. Walker signed the bill into law Wednesday that allows pharmacists to substitute more expensive drugs with a cheaper interchangeable version. These interchangeable biological drugs will provide more choices for consumers resulting in savings.

“I’ve always worked to make sure our families can keep more of their hard-earned dollars,” Vukmir said. “This is a win for all Wisconsinites spending their money on costly prescription drugs.”

 
DPW LGBT Caucus Supports Milwaukee’s Proposed Ban on Conversion Therapy PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Melanie Conklin   
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 10:35

milw_riverConversion therapy is an incredibly harmful practice that subjects LGBT people to abusive, dangerous and discredited practices in a misguided attempt to change their sexuality or gender identity.


MILWAUKEE, WI - The Milwaukee Common Council will vote Tuesday on whether or not to ban conversion therapy from being used on minors. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin (DPW) and the DPW LGBT Caucus released the following statements in support of the proposed ban.

cityofmilwaukeelogo“Conversion therapy is an incredibly harmful practice that subjects LGBT people to abusive, dangerous and discredited practices in a misguided attempt to change their sexuality or gender identity,” said Austin Kieler, Vice-Chair of the DPW LGBT Caucus and Milwaukee resident. “This practice leads to increased rates of suicide and depression as well as other long-term negative consequences.”

“Conversion therapy has been condemned by every major medical association in the country and has been banned in nine states, the District of Columbia and multiple municipalities across America. It’s time that Milwaukee join this growing list and pass this ordinance to protect our LGBT youth by outlawing conversion therapy when performed on minors under the age of 18,” added Kieler.

“This ordinance is about protecting our youth,” said Martha Laning, chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. “The LGBT youth in Milwaukee deserve their community’s support and their community’s protection from this harmful practice. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin calls on the Milwaukee Common Council to make the right choice and prioritize its LGBT community.”

The Milwaukee Common Council will be voting on this proposed ban today. The proposed ordinance is sponsored by Alds. Cavalier Johnson, José Pérez and Tony Zielinski.

 
Republican Majority Plays More Games on Special Elections PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Kate Constalie   
Saturday, 24 March 2018 15:56

residentsSen. Fitzgerald and Speaker Vos call for an extraordinary session to undercut court ruling upholding resident's right to representation through special elections in SD 1 and AD 42.

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Wisconsin Democrats on the Republican Extraordinary Session PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Melanie Conklin   
Saturday, 24 March 2018 13:50

walkerRepublicans are willing to rig any map, silence any voice and break any rule as long as it keeps them in power, say Dems.

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