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Walker, Republicans Must Be Held Accountable for Corrections Crisis PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Assembly Democrats, Laura Smith   
Monday, 15 February 2016 11:05

boy-in-docUnder the Walker Administration there have been severe and systemic problems at the Department of Corrections, and the resignation of Secretary Ed Wall is not enough to solve them. Assembly Democrats officially request Audit of the Department of Corrections.


MADISON – Following the resignation of Corrections Secretary Ed Wall last Friday, Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) said that the Walker Administration and Republican legislators must also be held accountable for the crisis at the Department of Corrections. Assembly Democrats also officially requested an audit of the Department of Corrections in response to the severe health and safety concerns.

peter_barca“While a leadership change is warranted, the Walker Administration and Republican legislators must also be held accountable for the crisis at the Department of Corrections,” Rep. Barca said. “Under Gov. Walker and Republicans, our correctional institutions have become dangerously mismanaged and a toxic environment for staff and inmates."

The Walker Administration and Republican lawmakers have known for years that there were significant problems at Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake and yet took no action. Wisconsin deserves accountability not only at the Department of Corrections but also throughout the Walker Administration and from Republicans in power to ensure that all our correctional facilities are the safest possible for workers, inmates and the citizens of Wisconsin.

In response to the ongoing issues at the state’s correctional system, members of the Assembly Democratic caucus also formally requested the Joint Committee on Audit to audit the Department of Corrections. A copy of their letter is available here.

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DOC Secretary Ed Wall Resigns Amid Lincoln Hills Probe PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GBP Staff   
Saturday, 13 February 2016 09:23

ed-wall-docCorrections head Wall falls on sword as the investigation of potential abuse of youth at the Copper Lake and Lincoln Hills schools moves on to the FBI. Democratic leaders concerned with the Walker cover-up of the problems at the youth prison.

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Apply for Energy Assistance Now PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brown County   
Saturday, 13 February 2016 09:07

snowedinGREEN BAY - Brown County Human Services Economic Support administers the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP). WHEAP provides assistance with heating costs and non-heating electric costs. A one-time payment is available between October 1 and May 15 of each year. Most fuel types are eligible to receive assistance. Whether you use wood, propane, natural gas, electricity, or fuel oil to heat your home, energy assistance is available if you qualify.

A household may qualify for crisis assistance if you have no heat, have received a disconnect notice from the heating vendor or are nearly out of bulk fuel and cannot afford to purchase more.

WHEAP furnace assistance can provide services to eligible home owners if the furnace or boiler stops operating. Contact our office immediately if you are experiencing a no heat situation.

Contact us today for an appointment (in office or by phone) or a paper application!

111 N. Jefferson Street Phone: (920) 448-6460

Green Bay, WI 54305 Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm

 

 
Walker Signs Bill Changing Civil Service in Appleton PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GBP Staff   
Friday, 12 February 2016 14:46

walker-signsWalker flees the angry crowd in Madison to sign bill undermining "Merit System" into law at private sector temporary help giant Manpower. Many employees fear Walker wants to take action against "recall signers". Democrats contend the bill will open the door to cronyism.

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