Statement on Special Session to Fix Walker Medicaid Mistake
"...This is an example of a short-sighted partisan decision having negative consequences for the people of this state
Medical cannabis bill gives patients hope
"Our laws should protect seriously ill patients and their medicine, not punish them,” Erpenbach said. “People deserve compassionate legal treatment prescribed by their doctor."
REMINDER: Information Meeting on Affordable Care Act Health Marketplace TONIGHT!
Monday, Sept. 23rd meetings: Hollandale, 6:00-7:00 pm, at the Legion Hall, 200 5th Ave; and Mt. Horeb, 7:30-8:30 pm at the Community Center, 107 N. Grove St
Statement on Defense of Senator Vukmir in open records lawsuit
“I find it amazing that, in the defense of a conservative organization, Attorney General Van Hollen now claims that a Legislator should not be required to comply with an open-records request for emails
Informational Meetings Scheduled on New Affordable Care Act Changes in Wisconsin
Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) has announced 27th Senate District Informational Meetings on the new Health Insurance Marketplace have been scheduled in the coming weeks in anticipation of the October 1st sign up start date
Erpenbach and Clark Seek Reversal of Dam Decision for Prairie Power Plant
The letter asks for a reversal of a decision by the Secretary of the Interior requiring installation of a fish ladder… Legislators are concerned that this ladder, or passageway, will allow Asian Carp to migrate further up the Wisconsin Riverway
51 State Lawmakers Urge Gov. Walker to Use Veto to Fully Expand Medicaid
In a letter delivered today to Walker, the lawmakers told him “a few simple strokes of your veto pen” is all it would take to accept the expansion
Statement on the state budget
“Republicans said “no” to a better state budget today. Even amendments that saved taxpayer money were not considered
Erpenbach to Walker: Reappoint Student Regent, Burn “Black List”
“Governing by paranoia is not going to get us anywhere,” said Senator Jon Erpenbach on Governor Walker’s withdrawal of traditional student regent appointment Joshua Inglett, of Portage
Statement on Senate Bill 206 mandatory ultrasound for all women seeking legal abortion
The war on women continued today when Senate Republicans levied an unfunded mandate on Wisconsin women, requiring a medical procedure be performed, while simultaneously rejecting the healthcare coverage to pay for it
Statement on decision in MacIver Institute v. Jon Erpenbach
... In the end, all open records laws were followed, yet the Republican front group the MacIver Institute cost taxpayers nearly $140,000; it is too bad we can’t get that money back for the state
4th District Court of Appeals Ruling Shows Need to Revisit Collective Bargaining Laws
“The degree of uncertainty for public employees in Wisconsin is simply unacceptable. A flawed law- enacted in a flawed way- has led to countless court action and more uncertainty for our schools, local governments, state and quasi state employees.
Statement from Rep. Richards and Sen. Erpenbach on Gov. Walker’s Decision to Reject Federal Funding to Close Gap in BadgerCare
...Tonight, we know few details about what the Governor intends to do, other than put politics ahead of the people of our state and deny them the security that Gov. Walker has in his taxpayer funded insurance
Statement on the Families USA Report
... This report confirms that Wisconsin has the opportunity to give health care security to its low-income residents, create jobs, spur economic activity and decrease the negative impacts of uncompensated care.
Plan to Strengthen BadgerCare Unveiled at State Capitol
Rep. Jon Richards (D-Milwaukee) and Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) today announced legislation to close a gap in BadgerCare.