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Wisconsin schools put students first, Legislature should do the same PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jon Erpenbach. State Senator 27th District   
Friday, 13 September 2019 12:50

school-kidsSenator Jon Erpenbach is hopeful that Republicans will join Democrats and work to restore what they have cut from education.

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The time for redistricting reform in Wisconsin is now PDF Print E-mail
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Written by League of Women Voters WI, Erin Grunze   
Friday, 13 September 2019 12:31

voter-us-electionsLeague of Women Voters continues the fight for nonpartisan redistricting legislation.

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Celebrating Workforce Development Month in Wisconsin PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Assembly Democrats   
Thursday, 12 September 2019 12:01

working-womenMADISON - This week Rep. Jill Billings (D-La Crosse) talks about our state’s tradition of developing our workforce and honoring those who live and work here.

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Hello, this is Representative Jill Billings with this week’s Democratic Radio Address.

Earlier this month, Governor Tony Evers proclaimed September as Workforce Development Month in Wisconsin.

Wisconsinites have never been afraid to roll up our sleeves, put in the hours, and get the job done.

And, our state has a tradition of developing our workforce and honoring those who live and work here.

jill-billingsIn 1911, Wisconsin established the first modern apprenticeship law.

That same year, Wisconsin created the nation’s first Worker’s Compensation program, which guaranteed injury compensation as a legal right.

And in 1945, Wisconsin prohibited employment discrimination on the basis of creed, color, national origin, or ancestry.

Democrats are committed to continuing this tradition of workforce development, and we will be forward-thinking in our efforts to build a Wisconsin that we are all proud of.

This means focusing on workers – but also on the things that make a state an attractive place to live like strong public schools, pristine natural resources, and affordable health care.

I thank Governor Evers and Secretary Caleb Frostman for their efforts to support our workers this month and every month.

So this September, let’s celebrate the advances we’ve made over the years while understanding there is much more work to be done.

And together we can build a Wisconsin that works for all of us.

Thank you.

 

 

 
Wisconsin: America is Best When Labor is Strong PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Smith, State Senator District 31   
Wednesday, 04 September 2019 00:00

electrical-workersSen. Smith talks about his upbringing in Eau Claire and the impact of organized labor in the community. Leaders before us worked to put protections in place for workers, but there’s still more to do.

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“Time to Retire” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Matt Brusky   
Saturday, 31 August 2019 08:25

time-to-retireSTATEWIDE - We review the big news that Rep. Sean Duffy is resigning from Congress, sparking widespread speculation about the election to replace him. Guest panelist Claire Zautke and Robert discuss comments by Congressman Pocan about healthcare in the 2020 election.

We also talk about the fallout of the GOP’s lame duck power grab from Attorney General Josh Kaul and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s unfair slamming of the new progressive newspaper, Wisconsin Examiner. Finally we welcome Citizen Action co-op member Tricia Zunker, president of the Wausau School Board, to discuss her work to retire Native mascot imagery from Wisconsin public schools.

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