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Walker’s Latest Hypocrisy on Schools PDF Print E-mail
State & Local
Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Kate Constalie   
Monday, 08 January 2018 09:58

teaching-studentsGov. Walker introduces proposal to fund program he vetoed four months ago.

MADISON, WI – After vetoing additional funding for low-spending school districts just four months ago, Gov. Walker announced today that if re-elected, he will propose doing exactly that. Despite school districts struggling with tight budgets, teacher shortages and growing classroom sizes for years, Gov. Walker and Republican lawmakers instead prioritized the largest state taxpayer giveaway to a foreign corporation in U.S history.

jen-shilling“Republicans must think taxpayers have a short memory when it comes to their actual priorities. This is another hollow campaign gimmick from Gov. Walker to further his own political ambitions at the expense of local schools,” said Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse). “If Gov. Walker and Legislative Republicans were serious about funding our local schools, they wouldn’t have scrapped this plan in the 2017-19 budget. Instead, Republicans prioritized the largest taxpayer handout to a foreign corporation in U.S. history and are now in damage control mode as Election Day looms. School districts are still struggling from years of historic cuts and can’t wait until 2022 for the possibility of funding relief.”

Time to Work Smarter As We Fight Veteran Suicide PDF Print E-mail
State & Local
Written by Jon Erpenbach. State Senator 27th District   
Saturday, 06 January 2018 10:32

veterans_army_medicIn Wisconsin we say we value military service and our veterans, but some of our financially failing services will not survive unless we make smart decisions.

Democratic Radio: Let’s Get to Work PDF Print E-mail
State & Local
Written by Assembly Democrats   
Thursday, 04 January 2018 13:30

jonathan-brostoffMADISON, WI - Representative Jonathan Brostoff (D - Milwaukee) provides this today's Democratic Weekly Radio Address.

Audio File of Radio Address

Hi, I’m State Representative Jonathan Brostoff and welcome to this week’s Democratic Radio Address.

2017 was a hard year for Wisconsin and for the nation.

At moments it felt like our country was being torn apart and as we reflect on 2017 and look forward to the year ahead, it is important to recognize the unique nature of this point in time.

So I started my morning playing basketball at the Y as I usually do and it got me actually thinking on 2017 and reflecting a little bit.

When you are working out, think about what you are actually doing. You are tearing your muscles and in that moment it looks so painful and it feels terrible, but we know when those muscles are done tearing, they are going to actually rebuild and repair themselves and actually come out stronger than they were before.

Now think about a particularly painful moment during this last year, a tweet, a hurtful comment, or a terrible rant, and in that moment it felt like we were being torn apart.

But we survived 2017 and 2018 will be a year of rebuilding.

A year of more civic engagement, more activism, more advocacy.

A year where we will come back together stronger and after the year of 2017 and the divisions we experienced, that’s what we need.

We need to be investing in our public schools, creating a living wage in Wisconsin, making healthcare a right for everyone.

2017 was hard. We survived it and we are going to be stronger for it. Together we can make 2018 a much more successful year. We can get those things done. Let’s do it.

Happy New Year. Let’s get to work.

The Wisconsin Way Forward in 2018 PDF Print E-mail
State & Local
Written by Jennifer Shilling, State Senator 32nd District   
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 16:03

kewaunee-harbor-familyWisconsin families are working harder than ever but can’t seem to get ahead, while Gov. Walker and legislative Republicans are draining resources from our schools, roads and local communities to fund the huge taxpayer giveaway to Foxconn. We need to work together to move ahead.

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