Evers has raised $142,443 this period to be added to $237,695 cash on hand, most came from hard-working Wisconsinites who donated $50 or $75 at a time.
MADISON - State Superintendent Tony Evers has doubled his cash on hand since his last report heading into the February 21st Spring Primary.
Later today, Evers will report raising $142,443 for the filing period of January 1st through February 6th, as well as cash on hand of $237,695.
The following is a statement from Campaign Manager, Amanda Brink:
"We continue to be pleased with the robust support we have received in 2017. Most of our funds came from hard-working Wisconsinites who donated $50 or $75 at a time. Tony is proud to be supported by parents, educators and community leaders across Wisconsin who share his dedication to kids and commitment to public education.”
Wachs honored to be appointed, looking forward to working in a bipartisan fashion.
MADISON - Representative Dana Wachs (D-Eau Claire) issued the following statement after being appointed to the Wisconsin State Building Commission for the 2017-2018 session:
“I am honored to be appointed to the Building Commission. The work of this Commission to improve and maintain state facilities and oversee new buildings is extremely important. A well planned long-range building program benefits all Wisconsin citizens and provides for a more efficient and effective government.
“It is paramount that those of us in public office are careful stewards of taxpayer money, and the oversight provided by the Building Commission ensures that our state facilities are serving their purpose. I look forward to working in a bipartisan fashion with my colleagues on the Commission.”
Written by League Women Voters WI, Andrea Kaminski
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 14:52
GOP to pay two undisclosed law firms an indeterminate amount of tax dollars in an effort to defend the maps ruled unconstitutional.
MADISON, WI - The framers of Wisconsin's legislative districts, which were recently ruled unconstitutional, voted in secret last week to pay two undisclosed law firms an indeterminate amount of tax dollars in an effort to defend the maps. Today we learned that one of the lawyers has charged more than $1,300 per hour for his work. This, after tax payers have already footed more than $2.1 million to pay for lawyers to draw the maps in secret and defend them through two lawsuits!
If, like us, you find this shocking, contact your own representatives and the legislative leadership responsible for this decision. Let them know how you feel about this abuse of power and tax dollars. Also let them know that Wisconsin would save millions of dollars and create more competitive voting districts if it would adopt the Iowa model for redistricting. There, a nonpartisan legislative agency drafts the district maps. There is a current proposal in the Wisconsin legislature that would have our Legislative Reference Bureau, which drafts all legislation, do this.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester), (608) 266-9171,
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau), (608) 266-5660,