4/19/2018
Affordable Care Act is Working in Wisconsin MADISON – Despite Republican efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act, repeal patient protections and drive up costs, the landmark health care bill continues to provide much-needed relief to Wisconsin families.
4/18/2018
Shilling statement on the passing of Vel Phillips MADISON, WI – Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) issued the following statement regarding the passing of former Secretary of State Vel Phillips:
4/17/2018
Walker’s latest attempt to boost lagging approval ratings MADISON – After years of Republican tax breaks for multi-millionaires and the largest taxpayer handout to foreign corporation in U.S history, Gov. Walker signed into law a one-time campaign gimmick. Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) released the following statement.
4/12/2018
Ryan departure leaves Foxconn future in question MADISON – The retirement of Speaker Paul Ryan, combined with Gov. Scott Walker’s uncertain political future and the earlier ouster of Reince Priebus from Trump’ White House, is once again raising questions about the future of Foxconn in Wisconsin.
3/31/2018
Shilling statement on the passing of Peg Lautenschlager LA CROSSE, WI – Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) issued the following statement regarding the passing of former Wisconsin Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager:
3/30/2018
Shilling calls for revamp of Walker’s $7 million millennial marketing campaign After Gov. Walker and Legislative Republicans approved a $7 million taxpayer-funded ad campaign aimed at luring millennials back to Wisconsin from places like Chicago and Minneapolis, Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling noticed something was missing.
3/29/2018
Democracy Wins in Wisconsin MADISON, WI – After weeks of chaos and three court orders later, Governor Walker conceded, finally calling special elections in the 1st Senate District and 42nd Assembly District.
3/23/2018
Column: Homeowners shouldn’t be left footing the bill Imagine if you could pay lower property taxes by simply saying no one lives in your neighbor’s house. It sounds ridiculous but the sad reality is that large corporations are increasingly taking advantage of a legal loophole to avoid paying their fair share of local property taxes.
3/20/2018
Senate Republicans throw in the towel MADISON, WI – After a year dominated with Republican infighting, a 3 month overdue state budget, and last minute scrambling to boost lagging poll numbers, Senate Republicans are poised to adjourn the 2017-18 legislative session.
2/28/2018
The time for action on gun violence is now MADISON, WI – After Senate Republicans blocked a vote on a Democratic proposal that would give schools a revenue limit exemption to create and implement school safety plans, Democrats are calling for action. Senate Democrats are urging Senate Majority Leader Fitzgerald to step up and take action...
2/20/2018
Republicans block school shooting precautions MADISON, WI – In seeking to provide more protections for students, teachers and staff at local schools, Senate Democrats introduced an amendment that would provide revenue limit exemptions for expenditures made under a school safety plan. Republicans blocked the amendment that would allow schools ..
1/31/2018
Walker’s war on struggling families MADISON, WI – In an attempt to boost his approval ratings in a tough election year, Gov. Walker has called for a Special Session on Welfare Reform. The package of proposals that will create more barriers for struggling families to access food and long-term job training received a joint Senate...
1/24/2018
Senate Dem Leader reacts to State of the State MADISON, WI – Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) released the following statement in response to Gov. Walker’s State of the State address:
1/23/2018
Senate Republicans throw elections into chaos MADISON, WI – Senate Republicans voted to reject the appointments of Elections Administrator Mike Haas and Ethics Administrator Brian Bell despite both administrators receiving reviews of confidence by their bipartisan boards and no evidence of wrong-doing.
1/18/2018
Voters Deserve Representation for Special Session MADISON, WI – While residents in the 1st Senate District (SD 1) and 42nd Assembly District (AD 42) are left without representation in Madison, Governor Walker...
1/18/2018
Shilling Statement on Special Session on Welfare Reform MADISON, WI – Following Governor Walker’s announcement calling for a Special Session on Welfare Reform, Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) released the following statement:
1/10/2018
Ads don’t reflect Governor’s priorities MADISON, WI – A proposal pushed by Governor Walker to spend an additional $6.8 million on an advertising campaign...
1/9/2018
Smoggy future for clean air under GOP control MADISON, WI – The future of the state’s clean air is now being threatened by Republican bills that prioritize corporate profits over...
1/8/2018
Walker’s latest hypocrisy MADISON, WI – After vetoing additional funding for low-spending school districts just four months ago, Gov. Walker announced today that if re-elected, he will propose doing exactly that.
1/4/2018
Gov. Walker’s hollow campaign gimmick MADISON, WI – Days after former Corrections Secretary Ed Wall accused the Walker Administration of neglecting the Lincoln Hills ...
1/3/2018
Column: The Wisconsin Way Forward in 2018 As I look back at the political battles of 2017, I’m reminded that our state does better when we all work together for the shared values...