Sen. Shilling column - BadgerCare safety net is full of holes
After reading a column by Secretary Smith last week, I was again struck by the Secretary’s lack of understanding about the real-world impact his policy changes will have on children and families throughout Wisconsin.
Students encouraged to apply for Wisconsin Senate Scholar Program
The Senate Scholar Program is currently accepting applications from high school students aged 16 to 18. This week-long educational program provides high school students with a hands-on, up-close view of the Legislature’s role in our democracy.
Shilling column - Cuts to public safety endanger local communities
Businesses and residents in western Wisconsin may soon be facing more challenges as a result of additional cuts proposed by Gov. Walker’s Division of Emergency Management to the state’s Hazardous Materials (hazmat) Response Network.
Gov. Walker's cost-shifting health care proposal would devastate families
Republicans approved a plan to drop coverage, cut benefits, and increase health care costs for thousands of low income families. As a result, 64,748 individuals, including 29,606 pregnant women and children, would lose their current health care coverage.
GOP jobs agenda misses the mark again
In the fifth week of Governor Scott Walker’s Special Session and the final week of the scheduled Senate floor period in 2011, Republicans again failed to pass any meaningful job creation measures.
Jobs bills absent while GOP fast tracks Delinquent Taxpayer Protection Act
Special Session Senate Bill 23 was passed by the Republican majority and will make it more difficult for the Dept. of Revenue to enforce tax code violations and impose sanctions on tax cheats and large corporations.
Senate Democrats renew call for real action on jobs, economy
Sen. Shilling joined fellow Democrats to highlight numerous proposals that would help put people back to work, invest in a brighter economic future and reverse Republican passed measures that take money out of the pockets of working families and seniors.
Local school districts honored with Wisconsin School of Recognition awards
Senator Shilling joined dozens of state and local officials today at an award ceremony where several local schools were honored by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction as 2011-12 Wisconsin School of Recognition award recipients.
Democrats seek to restore oversight and transparency to drastic changes in health programs
After the Dept. of Health Services announced they plan to cut over a half billion in funding from medical assistance programs, Sen. Shilling joined with colleagues to propose legislation that will restore oversight and increase public transparency.
Struggling families denied health care as GOP proposes additional corporate giveaways
Sen. Jon Erpenbach and Sen. Jennifer Shilling react to announcement by Gov. Walker’s DHS Secretary that tens of thousands of Wisconsin residents will be forced to pay more for basic health services.
Shilling column - More action needed to spur economic growth
On September 13, I was proud to join my new colleagues on the Senate floor as the fall legislative session began.
Shilling appointed to Senate committees
Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller (D-Monona) announced that Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) has been appointed to three standing committees.
Shilling sworn in as State Senator
Jennifer Shilling was sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson as the State Senator for the 32nd District.