Hansen, Genrich want to open BadgerCare to all Wisconsin residents “You’re seeing states step up to the plate to offer real ideas on how to reform health care. This is one way to do it without returning to the bad old days of denying pre-existing conditions. This is a proposal that came out of discussions with citizen advocates. Now, it’s time to take this to our fellow legislators to gauge their support,” said Rep. Eric Genrich.
Reaction to Court’s Decision to Hear Redistricting Case "Voters should be able to choose their representatives, not the other way around, and I have faith that the Supreme Court will do the right thing to help end the terrible polarization we see in both Wisconsin and across America," said Rep. Peter Barca.
Wisconsin Dems push for campaign finance reform “The idea that money represents free speech is antithetical to America and the American way. Everyone is supposed to have access, but it’s the people who have the most money who have access,” said Rep. Jonathan Brostoff.
Alexandria shooting renewed debate over gun control "More guns in the United States has not translated into people being safer or feeling safer," said Rep. Terese Berceau.
State Assembly backs U.S. constitutional convention, passes bill limiting agency rules “You could have this convention and the whole thing could go off the tracks and before we know it, some of our most important rights could be stripped away," said Rep. Chris Sinicki.
Public school officials push back on bills aimed at slowing referendums “Your party isn’t exactly famous for increasing voter participation,” said Rep. Sondy Pope.
Joint Finance Rejects Governor Walker’s Self Insurance Plan For State Employees “I’m happy to see the Finance committee flatly reject what I think was a risky scheme during a time of uncertainty in health care, especially with what’s happening at the federal level. This was a rejection of a push by the governor to try to free up money to pay for priorities that he doesn’t have the resources to invest in, because of past decisions made in the last few budgets,” said Rep. Gordon Hintz.
Wisconsin Assembly Oks request for constitutional convention "There is no way I trust you with our Constitution. Our constituents' rights are far more important than you having one more campaign talking point," said Rep. Katrina Shankland.
Wisconsin Assembly Backs National constitutional Convention "You're going to let industry lobbyists and stakeholders intervene at the eleventh hour to halt the enactment of laws in their track by simply ginning up a document. The process will be derailed by those with political clout and industry agendas," said Rep. Dianne Hesselbein.
Foxconn, assembler of iPhones, eye Wisconsin for plant "As a member of the WEDC board, I'm not at liberty to really say much other than the fact that I know it's been reported fairly widely that this is a possibility and it would be obviously a huge investment in the state and something that will be interesting to see what transpires," said Rep. Peter Barca.