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"Trump’s New Healthcare Sabotage" Battleground Wisconsin Podcast PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Matt Brusky   
Friday, 13 July 2018 12:36

trumps_new_healthcare_sabotageTalk of Trump and the political implications of the 2018 election on healthcare and the Supreme Court. Next Milwaukee County Board Supervisor, Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, will talk about her resolution opposing Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy. Finally, the WEDC.


MILWAUKEE, WI - We do a deep dive into Donald Trump’s latest sabotage of the Affordable Care Act and its political implications for the 2018 election.

We look at Trump’s new arch-conservative Supreme Court nominee and how Democrats are turning to healthcare as the center of their strategy to defeat his appointment.

We welcome Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative member and Milwaukee County Board Supervisor, Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, to talk about her resolution opposing Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy.

We close by discussing WEDC failure to collect a $1.1 million loan from a jailed De Pere businessman convicted of bank fraud and Foxconn’s sleazy effort to lower wage requirements for the jobs it has promised to create with our public money.


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Democratic Radio "Water and the Environment" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Bridget Esser   
Thursday, 12 July 2018 14:19

lake-michigan“In order to move Wisconsin forward, we need to prioritize communities and the natural resources we all rely on. That means investing in our water and our environment."


MADISON, WI – Senator Patty Schachtner (D-Somerset) offered the weekly Democratic radio address today.

The audio file of this week’s address can be found here.

A written transcript of the address is below:

“Hi, I’m State Senator Patty Schachtner with this week’s Democratic Radio Address.

“As we head into summer, I learn to cherish our lakes, rivers, and water even more.

“As someone raised on a farm and a hunter, I understand just how important it is to invest in conservation and environmental stewardship.

“The natural beauty of our waterways attracts thousands of people across the nation to visit, bringing tourism revenue and friendly faces to our main street businesses.

“Conservation is crucial to our enjoyment of Wisconsin’s natural wonders, safe drinking water, and our tourism economy – which brought in $12.7 billion in direct spending last year.

“Despite the importance of water, I am concerned we are not doing enough to protect this crucial resource.

“Foxconn was approved to pump 7 million gallons of water each day from Lake Michigan, with about 2.7 million gallons being evaporated. Residents near lakes and streams are seeing water levels declining.

“Our friends in northeastern Wisconsin are concerned about the state of their drinking water, where fecal matter contamination is affecting many wells.

“And in municipalities across the state, more than 176,000 lead service lines exist, threatening our children’s brain, kidney, and blood cell development.

“In order to move Wisconsin forward, we need to prioritize communities and the natural resources we all rely on. That means investing in our water and our environment.

“Thank you.”

 
WEDC’s Continued Failure, Green Box Edition PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Jay Wadd   
Thursday, 12 July 2018 13:33

walkerThe decision by WEDC to write off a $1.1 million dollar loan to an area businessman convicted of fraud confirms that it is the wrong model for economic development and should be scrapped.


GREEN BAY, WI - According to a new report in the Wisconsin State Journal, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. has written off a $1.1 million loan to a jailed De Pere businessman who was convicted last year of bank fraud and faces additional charges for allegedly defrauding the state’s job-creation agency.

In response, Sen. Dave Hansen of Green Bay had the following statement.

dave_hansen“The decision by WEDC to write off a $1.1 million dollar loan to an area businessman convicted of fraud confirms what many of us have said from the beginning—that WEDC is the wrong model for economic development and should be scrapped for one that puts more resources into the hands of local economic development experts.

“Today’s news also reaffirms the need for new laws making fraudulent applications for taxpayer assistance a crime in and of itself.

“It also makes one wonder: If WEDC can’t enforce payment of a $1.1 million loan or weed out fraudulent applicants, how can we expect it to adequately safeguard the billions in tax dollars that taxpayers are being forced to pay to Foxconn, which has already announced the downsizing of its proposed plant in Southeast Wisconsin?”

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 July 2018 13:54
 
Opioids vs. Medical Cannabis PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Laura Kiefert, Green Bay Progressive   
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 09:34

brown-county-exec-comm-070918A person diagnosed with diabetic eye and peripheral nerve damage makes a statement on her personal experience with legal prescription drugs and her hope to see medical marijuana legalized in Wisconsin. Made before the Brown County Board Executive Committee on July 9, 2018.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:15
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