5/2/2017
Republican Legislative Leader Debunks Prevailing Wage Savings Claims
The Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform voted 3-2 along party lines to advance Senate Bill 216, which would eliminate the prevailing wage for state public works and highway projects in Wisconsin.
4/26/2017
New UW-Whitewater Dorm Project Moves Forward
Today, the State of Wisconsin Building Commission unanimously approved the design and authority to construct a new residence hall at UW-Whitewater.
4/21/2017
An Introduction to the Wisconsin Veterans Farm Bill of 2017
This bill also works to establish branding for goods produced by our veterans.
3/14/2017
Legislators Introduce Family Medical Leave Insurance Act
Legislators Introduce Family Medical Leave Insurance Act Proposal gives working families much needed benefit to care for sick family member or themselves without having to give up pay Madison, WI – State Senator Janis Ringhand (D – Evansville) and Representative Sondy Pope
2/22/2017
Legislators Unveil Equal Pay Proposals
MADISON – Senators Hansen (D-Green Bay) and Ringhand (D-Evansville) and Representatives Sinicki (D-Milwaukee) and Ohnstad (D-Kenosha) unveiled the Equal Pay Enforcement and Transparency Acts Monday, two proposals that aim to narrow the wage gap in Wisconsin.
2/8/2017
Senator Janis Ringhand Statement on Governor’s Budget Address
Senator Janis Ringhand Statement on Governor’s Budget Address
1/26/2017
Poorly Negotiated Jobs Legislation is Bad for Wisconsin
Poorly Negotiated Jobs Legislation is Bad for Wisconsin
1/10/2017
Senator Janis Ringhand Statement on the State of the State
The wealthy and powerful have gotten more than their fair share from Governor Walker. Now it is time he focus on the rest of us.
1/3/2017
Ringhand Announces Committee Appointments
Senator Janis Ringhand (D-Evansville), has been appointed to five State Senate Committees for the 2017 – 18 Legislative Session.
11/23/2016
SENATOR JANIS RINGHAND CHOSEN FOR DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP
State Senator Janis Ringhand (D-Evansville) has been unanimously selected by her colleagues to serve as Caucus Vice-Chair for the 2017-18 legislative session.
9/30/2016
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Our Financial Watchdog
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Our Financial Watchdog The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was created as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in response to the banking crisis of 2007-08, which caused the Great Recession.
9/13/2016
Higher Ed/Lower Debt Would Be a Win-Win for Wisconsin
Higher Ed/Lower Debt Would Be a Win-Win for Wisconsin
8/31/2016
Senator Ringhand: Immediate Action Needed at the King Home for Veterans
Veterans at King do not have the luxury of waiting months for the outcome of an audit
8/24/2016
Walker Administration planning to raid $18.6 million from veteran nursing homes
Walker Administration planning to raid $18.6 million from veteran nursing homes Memo shows Veteran Trust Fund faces $43.1 million deficit by 2020
7/28/2016
Renaming the Law Library
Libraries are places where people learn and they ensure that everyone has access to information. It should not be named after an ill-tempered justice whose name is most widely associated with choking a colleague.
6/20/2016
It’s Time for Paid Family and Medical Leave in Wisconsin
It’s Time for Paid Family and Medical Leave in Wisconsin
1/28/2016
Sen. Ringhand: Weekly Democratic radio address: "Dems propose bill to strengthen workplace flexibility"
"Creating a Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program will save businesses money and provide security for workers. This common sense reform will do the right think for Wisconsin businesses, workers, and families."
1/20/2016
Senator Ringhand: Statement on Civil Service Changes
It is very disappointing that less than 24 hours after Governor Walker tried to steer a more moderate path, Wisconsin is going to significantly change civil service protections for public employees.
1/19/2016
Senator Janis Ringhand: Response to the State of the State Address
I hope that Governor Walker can provide the leadership needed to focus on the issues that affect everyone in Wisconsin and not just the fringe group of primary voters and special interests.
1/12/2016
Senator Ringhand Applauds State Senate's Passage of SB 330
Today, the State Senate passed Senate Bill 330 unanimously on a voice vote. The bill, which is authored by Senator Shelia Harsdorf (R-River Falls) and Senator Janis Ringhand (D-Evansville), is commonly referred to as the “Cookie Bill”, and if signed into law, would allow the sale of certain home baked goods such as cookies and muffins.
12/16/2015
Looking Forward to 2016
Now that the legislature has wrapped up our activity for the year, I would like to take a look forward at some of issues I will be working with my colleagues on in 2016
11/17/2015
The Commission on Government Reform, Efficiency and Performance
Sen. Ringhand appointed the only Democrat to serve on the Commission on Government Reform, Efficiency and Performance
11/5/2015
Sen. Ringhand: Weekly Democratic radio address: "Keeping Wisconsin roads safe"
Senator Janis Ringhand (D-Evansville) offered the Democratic weekly radio address today.
11/4/2015
Statement from State Senator Janis Ringhand on the Joint Committee on Finance action today
Today, the Joint Committee on Finance approved releasing $350 million in additional transportation funding
10/30/2015
Changes to Ethics and Election Laws Indicative of One-Party Rule
At a time when distrust for partisan politics is at an all-time high, I believe that we need more accountability from both politicians and those who are bankrolling elections, not less.
10/20/2015
Senator Janis Ringhand Formally Requests the Release of Highway Funding
Press Release regarding the request for highway funding followed by the letter to the Joint Finance Committee
10/2/2015
Medical Leave Reform Would Give Families More Flexibility
I am very proud to be leading the push in the State Senate to expand our Family Medical Leave Law and create the Wisconsin Medical Leave Insurance Act.
9/25/2015
Call for Special Session to Solve Transportation Funding Crisis
People and businesses in every part of the state deserve a safe and efficient transportation system.
7/15/2015
Senator Janis Ringhand Statement on Keeping the Bucks in Wisconsin
I’ve said all along that when it came to the arena, I would listen to my constituents.
7/8/2015
Senator Janis Ringhand Statement on Passage of the State Budget
It is a shame that the Senate Republicans are selling out Wisconsin to support Governor Walker’s presidential ambitions.
7/8/2015
7/1/2015
Senator Janis Ringhand Statement on Transportation Budget “Deal”
“The transportation budget “deal” is no deal at all for south-central Wisconsin.
6/26/2015
Statement Regarding the U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Confirm Equal Protection of the Law for All Americans
The U.S. Court decision to confirm equal protection of the law for every American was the correct decision.
6/25/2015
Senator Janis Ringhand Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Uphold the Affordable Care Act
Today, the United States Supreme Court made the correct decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
5/20/2015
Governor Walker Should Come Home and Come Clean on WEDC
State Senator Janis Ringhand (D-Evansville) joined a growing chorus of legislators and government watchdogs who are calling for an “open, thorough and transparent” investigation of the loan practices at the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).
4/16/2015
County-Wide Assessments Removed from State Budget
A provision in Governor Walker’s proposed state budget to shift the property assessment duties from municipalities to counties has been removed from the state budget by the Joint Committee on Finance according to State Senator Janis Ringhand.
4/10/2015
Senator Ringhand and AAUW to Commemorate Equal Pay Day at UW-Whitewater
“In the 53 years since President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act of 1963, we’ve seen the average pay of women in America rise from 60 cents on the dollar to 78 cents,” Senator Ringhand said. “It is amazing that despite having a law on the books for 53 years, there is still a pay gap in America. We should not wait another 50 years for women to receive equal pay for equal work.”
4/10/2015
Pay Equity Day At UW - Whitewater
Senator Ringhand and AAUW to Commemorate Equal Pay Day at UW-Whitewater
4/10/2015
Sen. Ringhand, Rep. Kolste want action on medical transportation system
We vow to work to keep NEMT on the forefront until it gets fixed.
4/3/2015
Kicking the Can Down the Road
In his 2015-2017 budget, Governor Walker relies heavily on public debt to fund transportation projects, public services and a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, while “kicking the can down the road” when it comes to many popular and needed state projects.
3/31/2015
Budget Column
Over the next three months the state legislature will debating Governor Walker’s proposed budget. There are many controversial changes propose by the Governor that have receive intense opposition in the public hearings and in hundreds of legislative listening sessions on the budget.
3/24/2015
UW-Whitewater Athletic Complex Upgrade Approved
“The UW-Whitewater athletic programs have set a standard of excellence that is the envy of Division III universities throughout America”
3/16/2015
Petitions to Save Senior Care Still Pouring In
Hundreds of people from throughout the 15th Senate District have retuned petitions asking the state and federal government to save Wisconsin’s SeniorCare prescription drug program.
3/4/2015
Senator Janis Ringhand statement on developing a comprehensive transportation plan
The I-90/39 expansion is a critical component of Rock County’s economic comeback. We need a comprehensive plan to fund our transportation program.
2/25/2015
Senator Janis Ringhand Statement on Right to Work Passage
Fast-tracking Right to Work is a cowardly move by Republican party-bosses who are scared to death that their Senators might think on their own, or even worse, listen to people back home.
2/3/2015
Senator Janis Ringhand Statement of Governor’s Budget Address
At first blush, the Governor’s budget looks more like it comes from Washington, DC than Wisconsin. Borrowing $1.5 billion to balance the budget may be the Washington way, but it will be a difficult sell here in Wisconsin.
1/30/2015
Fixing Our Current Budget Crisis is a Matter of Setting Priorities
On February 3, we will all find out if Governor Walker’s presidential ambitions continue to act as a dragging anchor for Wisconsin’s economic recovery, or if he can find the fortitude to put Wisconsin first.
1/21/2015
Senator Janis Ringhand Statement on Putting "Wisconsin Families First"
While Governor Walker runs for president on his trickle-down agenda, I believe it is time to focus our effort on things that we know work for Wisconsin families – good roads, good schools, good jobs and a secure financial future.
1/13/2015
Statement of State Senator Janis Ringhand (D-Evansville) Regarding the State of the State address
Today, Wisconsin is at a crossroads. Will we continue down the path of divisive politics or can we create opportunity by rewarding those who work hard and play by the rules?
1/5/2015
Senator Janis Ringhand Takes the Oath of Office
Newly Elected Senator Sworn In at State Capitol Ceremony