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December 29, 2017

Wisconsin Democrats know that our state does better when we all work together. Rather than pitting families against one another and favoring out-of-state corporations at the expense of home-grown businesses, we should work to level the playing field and make sure that everyone who works hard has the opportunity to succeed.

 

That's why in 2018, Democrats will continue fighting for commonsense solutions to lower student loan debt, expand access to child care, raise family wages and increase retirement security. Now more than ever, we need solutions that bring our state together, grow our middles class and support strong communities.

 

From all of the Wisconsin Democrats, we want to wish you a Happy New Year!

Health Care in Wisconsin

Health Care Survey

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped tens of millions of Americans gain access to affordable health care and has saved countless lives. Recent Republican efforts to repeal the ACA would increase the number of uninsured Americans, eliminate patient protections and significantly raise out-of-pocket costs on working families and seniors. Wisconsin Democrats are fighting to maintain and expand healthcare. Please share you health care story and thoughts on the Affordable Care Act. 

Click on the link below to share your thoughts on our health care system:

Wisconsin Democrats Health Care Survey

What Democrats Are Saying

​ Democratic Proposals

LRB4330 Creation of a Fox Cities regional transit authority (Rep. Stuck) would authorize the creation of a Fox Cities Regional Transit Authority.

This Week in the Senate

Senate Session

The Senate did not hold a floor period this week. The fall legislative session has ended and the Senate is next scheduled to reconvene in 2018.


Senate Committees

There were no committee meetings held this week. However, numerous bills offered by Democrats to expand economic opportunities, strengthen communities, and crate a level playing field for families across Wisconsin still have not been given a hearing by Republican leadership who set the committee schedules.

This Week in the Assembly

Assembly Session

The Assembly was not scheduled for a floor period this week. The scheduled floor periods for the session are available here.


Assembly Committees

There were no committee meetings held this week. 

Next Week in the Legislature

Senate Committees

Senate Labor and Regulatory Reform
The committee will hold a Public Hearing on Senate Bill 604, as well as the appointment of Laurie McCallum and Georgia Maxwell to the Labor and Industry Review Commission.

Senate Natural Resources and Energy
The committee will hold an Executive Session on Senate Bill 440. The committee also will hold a Public Hearing on Senate Bill 646, Senate Bill 648, and Assembly Bill 118.

Senate Judiciary and Public Safety
The committee will hold a Public Hearing on Senate Bill 435, Senate Bill 442, Senate Bill 492, Senate Bill 513, Senate Bill 541, Assembly Bill 519 and Assembly Bill 601.

Joint Committees

Joint Legislative Audit Committee
The committee will hold an Executive Session on Senate Bill 511.

Assembly Committees

Assembly Housing and Real Estate
The committee will hold a Public Hearing on Assembly Bill 641, Assembly Bill 607, Assembly Bill 768, Assembly Bill 770 and Assembly Bill 771.

Assembly State Affairs
The committee will hold an Executive Session on Assembly Bill 548 and Assembly Bill 675. The committee will also hold a Public Hearing on Assembly Bill 576

Assembly Rural Development and Mining
The committee will hold an Executive Session on Assembly Bill 572. The committee will also hold a Public Hearing on Assembly Bill 731 and Assembly Bill 730.

Assembly Veterans and Military Affairs
The committee will hold an Executive Session on Assembly Bill 436, Assembly Bill 520 and Assembly Bill 585. The committee also held a Public Hearing on Assembly Bill 769.

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