Full Disclosure of DOJ Litigation Expenses “It’s very unnecessary but expensive litigation. When we try to figure out how much this is costing, the answer from DOJ is ‘well, we don’t keep track of it,'” said Rep. Chris Taylor.
The Latest: Wisconsin Assembly panel approves Foxconn bill "It is remarkable that the assembly Republicans on the committee would not vote for a single amendment presented by Democrats, whether it was ensuring Wisconsin suppliers are prioritized, or even a simple amendment like having the Department of Transportation study transporting workers to jobs. We should have a better deal for Wisconsin," said Rep. Peter Barca.
Foxconn incentive package raises eyebrows "Look, it's an eye-popping number. But you can't just look at the cost and the investment. You have to look at what's the opportunity and what's going to come from it," said State Rep. Peter Barca.
Some Lawmakers Pose Concerns About Foxconn Deal “We’ve got something on the table, but we want reassurances that these are going to be good paying jobs,” said Rep. Gordon Hintz.
Republicans, Democrats welcome Foxconn to Wisconsin “We don't' know in terms of what the impact is on the tax payers, and also on local tax payers, because obviously sewer and water would have to be extended to these two sites that they're looking at,” Rep. Barca said.
Hebl circulating ‘voter veto’ constitutional amendment “This is long overdue for Wisconsin. Ultimately, we as legislators are accountable to the people of this state, said Rep. Gary Hebl.
Report calls for new local taxes to benefit downtown, surrounding neighborhoods “It’s a local solution that solves a statewide problem. The more empowered Milwaukee is to generate and spend revenue and solve local issues, the less the state has to pay in a number of local areas,” said Rep. Evan Goyke.
Democratic Lawmakers Request Emergency Funding For Veterans Programs "We want immediate action on investing in our veterans, so we requested that the secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs file a 13.10 request with the committee on finance," said state Rep. Katrina Shankland.
Whitewater woman works to educate people about impacts of proposed Medicaid cuts “I think people don't know that Medicaid is not just for low income, it's also people with disabilities, the fastest-growing part is the elderly,” said Rep. Debra Kolste.
Bleile competing for Ms. Wheelchair USA “I was so impressed when she came to my office,” said Vruwink, who is a former teacher who worked with special needs’ students. “I learned so much from her, and felt so uplifted by her story. She wants to contribute as much as she can.”