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Walker and Republicans Have Failed Wisconsin Women PDF Print E-mail
State & Local
Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Jay Wadd   
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 10:58

working-poorSince Gov. Walker and the Republicans repealed Wisconsin’s Equal Pay Enforcement Act in 2011, the gender gap remains at 78 cents on the dollar. Our families and our economy continue to suffer.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 April 2018 13:26
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Disappointing Failure on Rural Economic Development Money PDF Print E-mail
State & Local
Written by Jon Erpenbach. State Senator 27th District   
Saturday, 07 April 2018 08:42

farm-familyNo one has been hurt more and slower to recover after the 2008 economic crisis than our rural communities, and a bipartisan bill that granted $50 million a year to help dies in the state Senate.

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Democratic Radio "A better way for Wisconsin" PDF Print E-mail
State & Local
Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Bridget Esser   
Thursday, 05 April 2018 09:11

chris_larsonSen. Chris Larson of Milwaukee discusses the ups and downs of this year's legislative session.


MADISON, WI – Senator Chris Larson (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:

“This is state senator Chris Larson with the weekly radio address.

“After a special session head-fake that was suddenly called off, the legislature is now officially out of session. Like we have seen over the past eight years — with Republicans controlling the entirety of state government — this session ended with a GOP focused on a toxic and dysfunctional agenda of special interest giveaways, corporate pandering, and environmental destruction. While the new FoxConn fiasco eclipsed all else this session, it was part of the same agenda they have pursued since grabbing power which has consistently resulted in cuts to education that have never been restored, big giveaways of our tax dollars, and reckless rollbacks of environmental safeguards.

"The last days in session saw this continue with the “Dark Store Loophole” left wide open which piles corporate property tax responsibility off their backs and onto ours. We also saw a defenseless abandonment of commonsense gun reform while our state’s youth watched on.

“On the good news front: due to the pressure from displeased neighbors, Republicans were forced to pass some bills offered by Democrats this session. This included the bill to close the scandal-plagued youth detention facility of Lincoln Hills and start the process of moving our kids closer to home.

"Unfortunately, too many crisis were left to fester. We’ll continue to be mired in traffic jams as there was no plan to solve our road and infrastructure woes. And the ever widening opioid crisis still doesn’t have solutions proportional to the growing problem. It is my hope that when the new legislature meets next year, it will be with these core issues central in their focus and not as the afterthought they have become.”

 
Tony Evers "The Crisis of our Democracy" PDF Print E-mail
State & Local
Written by Tony Evers for Governor, Maggie Gau   
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 15:09

scott-fitzgeraldl-stands-behind-walkerScott Walker and legislative Republicans have changed our laws so millionaires and billionaires, with their deep pockets, have even more influence. Folks, this isn’t ok. The majority party has lost touch with the values of public service. - Tony Evers

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 April 2018 15:29
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