Sen. Shilling column - A look ahead at the 2013-15 state budget
As we enter a new year, the State Legislature is once again preparing to tackle a wide range of issues including the 2013-15 State Budget.
Shilling applauds SeniorCare extension
Sen. Jennifer Shilling welcomed the news that President Barack Obama’s administration approved an extension of Wisconsin’s popular SeniorCare prescription drug program.
Sen. Shilling appointed to committees
Incoming Senate Democratic Leader Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) announced that Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) has been appointed to serve on three standing committees.
Senator Jennifer Shilling has been appointed to serve on the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee for the 2013-14 legislative session.
Shilling to serve on Joint Finance Committee
Senator Jennifer Shilling has been appointed to serve on the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee during the 2013-14 legislative session.
Sen. Shilling and Rep. Billings recognized as 'Friends of Family Medicine'
The WI Academy of Family Physicians recognized Sen. Jennifer Shilling and Rep. Jill Billings as 'Friends of Family Medicine' for their efforts to support effective health care policies.
Sen. Shilling statement on UW flexible degree program
Senator Jennifer Shilling issued the following statement after the announcement by University of Wisconsin System officials that they would be creating a new online flexible degree program.
Sen. Shilling column - Local input deserves greater consideration in transmission line decisions
With many innovative rural economic development and energy planning initiatives, citizens of western Wisconsin would be a valuable voice in the transmission line approval process.
Jennifer Shilling selected as one of nation’s top pro-growth progressive leaders
Sen. Jennifer Shilling was selected as one of ten rising leaders from across the country to join the NewDEAL, a national network that is committed to highlighting innovative ideas from state and local elected leaders who are pro-growth progressives.
La Crosse area legislators to host women's health week event
Area legislators will join health care providers, advocates, and community members on Thursday May 17, 2012 for a legislative panel discussion about the importance of women’s health issues.
Shilling to serve as Vice-Chair of Special Committee
Jennifer Shilling will serve as the Vice-Chair of the Special Committee on Reporting Child Abuse and Child Neglect which was formed in response to the Penn State abuse scandal to ensure that WI child abuse reporting laws are in line with best practices.
Sen. Shilling column - Judgment of DNR called into question
Last week, journalists uncovered that a business with close political ties to high-ranking officials in the DNR Secretary’s office was able to avoid prosecution after being caught illegally dumping human waste from septic tanks.
Walker jeopardizing federal Family Care funding as May 14 deadline looms
Democrats on the legislature’s budget committee are demanding to know why Walker kept lawmakers in the dark about this serious warning that could threaten the popular in-home care program for seniors and people with disabilities if left ignored.
Lawmakers Successful in Protecting Local Hazmat Response Funding
The Department of Military Affairs (DMA) has abandoned a proposal that would have made significant changes to how the state funds and managed Hazardous Materials (hazmat) response teams.
Shilling appointed to serve on Joint Finance Committee
Sen. Jennifer Shilling has been appointed to serve on the 16-member Joint Finance Committee which is responsible for reviewing all state appropriations and revenues, including crafting the biennial state budget.
Shilling statement on the end of the legislative session
While all of our neighboring states have added jobs, reduced their unemployment rates and invested in 21st century infrastructure projects, Wisconsin continues to be held back by a series of misplaced priorities and missed opportunities.
Scenic Byways Bill Passes Legislature
The State Scenic Byway Bill (AB 518) would change eligibility standards for the scenic byway program to include non-state roadways, such as Bliss Road in La Crosse
Shilling and Miller applaud WI-MN income tax collaboration
“Finalizing a new income tax reciprocity agreement will help to ease the burden for more than 2,500 residents who live in La Crosse and Vernon Counties and work across the border every week,” said Sen. Jennifer Shilling.
Senator Shilling announces in-district office hours Friday February 24th
Sen. Shilling will be holding in-district office hours in Genoa, De Soto, and Ferryville on Friday, February 24th.
Senator Shilling announces in-district office hours Monday February 20th
Sen. Shilling will be holding in-district office hours in Onalaska, West Salem, and Holmen on Monday, February 20th.
Senator Shilling announces in-district office hours Friday February 10th
Sen. Shilling will be holding in-district office hours in Hillsboro, La Farge, and Reedstown on Friday, February 10th.
Senator Shilling announces in-district office hours Monday February 6th
Sen. Shilling will be holding in-district office hours in Norwalk, Ontario, Westby, and Viroqua on Monday, February 6th.
A year of missed opportunities, misplaced priorities, and failed results
Gov. Walker has repeatedly promised to create 250,000 new jobs, but his failed agenda has made Wisconsin the only state in the nation to lose jobs for six consecutive months. Since Gov. Walker signed his budget into law, Wisconsin has lost 35,600 jobs.
Regional Veterans Court collaboration proposed by La Crosse legislators
Legislation which would allow Veterans Court alternative treatment programs to serve a greater number of veterans in Wisconsin is being proposed by Sen. Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) and Rep. Jill Billings (D-La Crosse).