A Centennial Memorial Day Rep. Dianne Hesselbein pens a column for Memorial Day. "Let us pause this Memorial Day to reflect upon the cost of war, both the courage and the suffering, and this year especially remember the centennial sacrifice of 100 years ago. "
New Conservative UW Leadership Center Proposed “If you don’t like the science and you don’t like the data and you don’t like the truth, you have to create an academic institution that meets their version of the truth,” Rep. Gordon Hintz said. “It’s directly aimed at combating what’s coming out of our universities right now.”
Democrats on Finance Offer Student Loan Debt Proposal “This bill will provide real and immediate relief to the million student loan borrowers in Wisconsin,” said Rep. Cory Mason. “Whether Wisconsin’s students want to pursue a technical college or university education, student loan debt should not bar any Wisconsinite from achieving a middle-class way of life.”
Dems Urge GOP to Rethink State Prevailing Wage Repeal “Based on this new data, [repealing prevailing wage] is a huge mistake,” Rep. Peter Barca said. “This not only will not save money, it will actually hurt Wisconsin taxpayers. So we’re hoping they’ll rethink that strategy.”
Assembly OKs bill to end union deals on public projects in Wisconsin "This bill is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist," said Rep. Gary Hebl (D-Sun Prairie). "We need to stop micro-managing local governments."
Capital Budget Defers and Delays Several Projects, Drives Up Costs “The Governor repeatedly chooses to make the least responsible decision. It is not more responsible to borrow money and cripple Wisconsin’s infrastructure and ability to compete in the global economy,” said Rep. Hintz. “Instead of worrying about a cheap 2018 campaign soundbite, the Governor should step up, be a leader, and actually governor our state before the problems he created get any worse.”
11 People Received $22 Million from One Tax Credit Rep. Gordon Hintz was featured in PolitiFact for the following statement: "The credit disproportionately benefits people who are the wealthiest in our population: 75 percent of the credit goes to those who make over $1 million. In fact, 11 individuals who make over $30 million each got $22 million (in) credit.”
Our Budget Must Invest in the Future "After six years of complete Republican control, Governor Walker has painted a rosy picture as he prepares for his next campaign. Sadly, this picture simply doesn’t align with reality for many Wisconsinites," Rep. Spreitzer said.
GOP Private Attorneys Could be Paid More Than $175,000 Taxpayers could be on the hook for another $175,000 in legal fees under an agreement released Wednesday that Republican legislative leaders reached with a law firm to represent them in a redistricting lawsuit. Republicans agreed to hire a pair of law firms to represent them in the case that could be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Taxpayers have already spent more than $2 million to defend legislative maps that a panel of federal court judges ruled were unconstitutional.
Lack of Urgency, Transparency in Sexual Assault Kit Testing Necessitates Audit Rep. Sargent requests an audit of the DOJ's sexual assault kit backlog and testing policies and procedures