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Walker Wants $7 Million To Paper Over 7 Years Of Neglect PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Melanie Conklin   
Friday, 09 February 2018 11:37

walker-terry-gou-foxconn-flagWalker plans to spend $7 Million on recruiting out of state for Foxconn workers while we are losing jobs from major employers like Kimberly Clark say Dems.


martha-laningMADISON - “Taxpayers are being taxed twice for Gov. Walker’s election year stunt,” said Martha Laning, chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. “If we don’t have the workers to fill Foxconn jobs, why is Walker gambling away $4.5 billion taxpayer money to bring Foxconn here when we are losing jobs in our communities from major employers like Kimberly Clark?

“This only serves Scott Walker, who is scrambling to paper over seven years of neglecting our state,” added Laning. “Wisconsinites need a leader who will work every year of their term to make our state a place people want to live, work and grow their business.”

 
Democratic Radio "Celebrating Black History Month" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Bridget Esser   
Thursday, 08 February 2018 16:05

blackhistorymonthMADISON, WI – Senator LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee) 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:

“Hello.

“I’m State Senator LaTonya Johnson.

“There is always reason to celebrate black excellence, but this black history month, I would like to take some extra time to honor the greatness of my fellow African Americans.

latonya-johnson“In 1906, Lucien Palmer became the first African American elected into the Wisconsin Legislature. Years later, in 1978, Vel Phillips made history by becoming the first woman, and first African American to be elected secretary of state in Wisconsin. Representative Palmer and Judge Phillips’ dedication to improving Wisconsin inspires me to do the same. But Representative Palmer and Judge Phillips are only two amongst millions of African Americans enacting change and fighting against the inequities we face.

“Today, I encourage each and every one of you to join me in working to improve outcomes for our African American friends and neighbors, because in doing so we will improve the nation. As Wisconsin has some of the worst African American disparities in the country, we have a long way to go and a lot that must be accomplished. This month we will celebrate black history, but we must also look ahead to the future knowing that, standing side-by-side with one another, we can create the community that Lucien Palmer, Vel Phillips, and many others worked so tirelessly to achieve.

Thank you.”

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 February 2018 16:23
 
“Walker punishes poor to help his re-election” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Matt Brusky   
Friday, 02 February 2018 17:10

walker_punishes_poorCovering up political failings, Gov. Walker chose to divide us this week by scapegoating the poor. And, a new report reveals $1.6 billion of the Foxconn state payout won’t be tied to job creation.


STATEWIDE - Gov. Walker rightly understands that he and Republicans are in serious political danger heading into his 2018 campaign. In an attempt to cover up political failings, Walker called a special session this week to further punish the working poor and struggling families in Wisconsin. Instead of calling a special session to address the shortage of family-supporting jobs in most parts of the state, Walker chose to divide us by scapegoating the poor.

Next, we discuss a new report revealing that $1.6 billion of the Foxconn state payout won’t be tied to job creation and that 39% of the water Foxconn takes from Lake Michigan won’t be returned to the lake. Finally, we discuss the news that the state’s school choice program now has nearly 400 private schools registered for 2018-19.

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Democratic Radio "Governor Walker’s Flip-flops" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Assembly Democrats   
Thursday, 01 February 2018 16:54

amanda-stuckMADISON - This week, Wisconsin Assembly Democrats speaker Representative Amanda Stuck (D - Appleton) welcomes Governor Walker to the Democratic Party.

Audio File of Radio Address

Hello, this is State Representative Amanda Stuck with this week’s Democratic Radio Address.

I would like to start off by welcoming Governor Walker to the Democratic Party, over the Governor’s 25 year political career he has rejected good ideas put forward by his political opponents.

However, after seeing poll numbers and heeding his self-proclaimed “Wake Up Call” after the special election, the Governor has gone full flip-flop, embracing ideas he has rejected for years.

For instance, in two of his budget proposals he wanted to eliminate SeniorCare which saves Wisconsin’s seniors money on prescription drug costs, now suddenly he wants it to be a permanent program.

After railing against the Affordable Care Act in his campaigns and rejecting every provision since taking office, he suddenly wants to stabilize the insurance marketplace and protect those with pre-existing conditions.

In last year’s budget, he vetoed a plan to help fund rural schools, but now with early polls looking bad he is embracing increasing sparsity aid.

For six years, he has ignored the crisis at Lincoln Hills and refused to visit the facility, now suddenly he is embracing Democratic plan to regionalize our juvenile corrections system.

There is still time for Governor Walker to embrace a few more Democratic ideas before the November election.

We could find a long-term solution for our transportation system.

The Governor could also accept the proposal to allow college graduates to refinance their student loans, rather than being weighed down with student loan debt.

We could repeal the $4.5 billion giveaway to Foxconn. Instead we could help the Wisconsin businesses and families in northeast Wisconsin who have seen plants shuttered or file for bankruptcy. We can help the family farms in western Wisconsin who led the country in bankruptcies last year, making sure that family farms can make their payments.

While there seems to be nothing that the Governor won’t say or do to help him get re-elected, Democrats will continue to work on good ideas that help the people of Wisconsin, because they will help people in our state, not just to use as an election year talking point.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 February 2018 17:04
 
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