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12/4/2019
Shilling Co-Authors Bill to Boost Wisconsin Businesses LRB-2980 seeks to provide a one-stop shop for start-up assistance
11/25/2019
Shilling Joins Governor Evers for Telehealth Bill Signing RICHLAND CENTER, WI – Bipartisan legislation to expand access to telehealth services for Medicaid recipients was signed into law by Governor Tony Evers at a special ceremony at the Richland Center Hospital
11/20/2019
Skyrocketing Cost of Insulin Impacting Children & Families Democrats Renew Efforts to Make Life Saving Drug More Affordable
11/20/2019
CWD Crisis Worsens as Republicans Turn a Blind Eye Democratic proposal for CWD Testing Kiosks Rejected by Senate GOP
11/18/2019
Hunter Safety Tips Sen. Shilling releases PSA on hunter safety ahead of deer hunting
11/14/2019
GOP Adjourn for the Year with Unfinished Business MADISON, WI – After a year dominated by Republican political posturing and petty gimmicks, Senate Republicans have adjourned for the 2019 fall floor period. Republicans have indicated they will not convene until January 2020.
11/11/2019
Shilling Co-Authors Veteran Tax Credit Bill MADISON, WI – 100 years ago on November 11th, President Woodrow Wilson observed the first Armistice Day marking the end of World War I.
11/7/2019
Every Day of Inaction Is One Day Closer to a Preventable Mass Shooting Republicans Ignore Public Pleas for Action on Gun Violence
11/5/2019
Republican Obstruction Escalates Insecurity for Family Farms Amid Dairy Crisis, Republicans Reject Ag Secretary Appointment
11/4/2019
Democratic Legislators Host West Salem Listening Session LA CROSSE – Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) and Representative Steve Doyle (Onalaska) announced today that they will be holding a local listening session in West Salem
11/1/2019
Get covered, visit healthcare.gov Sen. Shilling releases Public Service Announcement on ACA open enrollment
10/30/2019
Shilling Co-Authors Child Care Tax Credit MADISON – Ensuring parents have access to affordable and quality childcare remains a top priority for Democrats in the 2019-2020 legislative session.
10/22/2019
Democrats push Family Medical Leave Act protections MADISON – While family dynamics have changed significantly since the 1950's, many workplace policies haven't kept pace.
10/21/2019
Democratic Lawmakers Statements on Special Session to Tackle Gun Violence MADISON, WI – Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) and Assembly Democratic Leader Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) released the following statements after Governor Tony Evers called for a legislative Special Session to address gun violence
10/17/2019
Shilling Praises Family of Fallen Heroes Bill Signed into Law MADISON – Bipartisan legislation to ensure surviving spouses and children of fallen state and local law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMS first responders continue to receive healthcare insurance following the loss of a loved one in the line of duty was signed into law by Governor Tony Ever
10/15/2019
Shilling Co-Authors Hmong Veteran Bill MADISON – During the Vietnam War, the CIA and U.S. military recruited ethnic Hmong and other Laotian fighters to serve in Special Guerilla Units (SGU) in support of paramilitary activity in Lao, known as the Secret War.
10/14/2019
Senator Shilling and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Mary Kolar to Hold Press Conference Announcing Hmong Veteran Bill Senator Shilling and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Mary Kolar to Hold Press Conference Announcing Hmong Veteran Bill
10/8/2019
Hemp Bill Passes Senate with Shilling’s Support Bipartisan Hemp Coalition Seeks to Boost Industry in Wisconsin
10/7/2019
Democratic Leaders Announce Legislative Priorities LA CROSSE – This morning in La Crosse, and communities across the state, legislative Democrats unveiled Forward Together, a list of priorities reflective to the needs of Wisconsin families, students, and seniors.
10/1/2019
Announces listening sessions LA CROSSE – Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) announced today that she will be holding district office hours over the coming weeks.
9/24/2019
Students encouraged to apply for Wisconsin Senate Scholar Program November 8, 2019 deadline for high school applicants
9/20/2019
Shilling Backs Medical Cannabis Efforts Democrats renew efforts to legalize medical cannabis
9/19/2019
What Will It Take To Act? As Mass Shootings Continue, Democrats Push for Action on Gun Safety
9/17/2019
Shilling Praises Additional Assistant District Attorney Positions LA CROSSE – Today, Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) was joined by Department of Administration Secretary Joel Brennan, La Crosse District Attorney Tim Gruenke, and La Crosse County Sheriff Jeff Wolf, to announce new Assistant District Attorney positions for La Crosse and Monroe Counties.
9/12/2019
Healthy Herd, Healthy Hunt Initiative LA CROSSE, WI – With the continued spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), Democratic legislators are introducing legislation to provide additional resources for testing, research, and CWD management.
9/5/2019
Shilling Applauds Hughes as WEDC pick LA CROSSE, WI – Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) released the following statement after Governor Tony Evers announced Missy Hughes as CEO for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC):
9/5/2019
GOP Bungling Could Cost Wisconsin Taxpayers Millions Republican Lame Duck Laws Continue to Obstruct State A.G.
8/15/2019
Democrats Take Action to Improve Public Safety MADISON – After another uptick in deadly mass shooting deaths, Senator LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee) and Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) are introducing legislation that would close the gun show loophole that enables individuals with criminal convictions to purchase a firearm.
8/5/2019
Momentum for Medicaid Expansion Continues MADISON – As public support and momentum grows for expanding affordable health coverage for 82,000 Wisconsinites, Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-West Point) and Representative Daniel Riemer (D-Milwaukee) are introducing legislation that would accept federal dollars to expand Medicaid.
7/30/2019
Shilling Co-Authors Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Teen Dating Violence MADISON – Bipartisan legislation to help prevent teen dating violence was introduced by Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse), Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon), Rep. Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) and Rep. John Spiros (R-Marshfield).
7/9/2019
Health Coverage for Pre-existing Conditions in Jeopardy MADISON – As the Trump Administration continues its effort to eliminate the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Wisconsin Republicans are refusing to ensure coverage protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions at the state level.
7/3/2019
Democratic Lawmakers Statement on Gov. Evers’ Budget Signing MADISON, WI – Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse), Assembly Democratic Leader Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) released the following statement after Governor Evers signed the 2019-2021 State Budget into law:
6/28/2019
Senator Shilling: Sen. Shilling Column: Democratic Vision Prioritizes Future Success It’s common for any individual to set goals and plan for their future. Parents want what’s best for their kids as they make their way through school, college students prepare for the workforce after graduation, and workers have to plan for their retirement.
6/27/2019
Democratic Leaders on SCOTUS Gerrymandering Decision MADISON, WI – Today, a conservative majority on the Supreme Court of the United States issued a 5-4 split decision which held that partisan gerrymandering claims present political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts.
6/26/2019
GOP Budget Misses the Mark Classrooms and Communities Denied Funding Under GOP Budget
6/19/2019
Senator Shilling: Echoes Bipartisan Concerns with Fiscally Reckless Republican Budget MADISON – Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) released the following statement after Republican Senator Steve Nass (R-Whitewater) announced he will vote “no” on the Republican budget proposal:
6/19/2019
Shilling Commemorates Juneteenth MADISON – On this day in 1865, freedom from slavery became a reality for thousands of African-Americans living in Galveston, Texas.
6/13/2019
Wisconsin Deserves Better than GOP Budget MADISON – After spending months of open discussions with community leaders, students, families and seniors, Governor Tony Evers crafted The People’s Budget that is reflective of issues impacting Wisconsinites.
6/13/2019
Shilling Meets with Future Farmers of America MADISON, WI – Students from Holmen and De Soto High Schools traveled to Madison as part of Wisconsin Association of Future Farmers of America’s Day on the Hill.
6/12/2019
GOP Neglect UW-La Crosse Student Success & Safety LA CROSSE – Republican lawmakers on the Joint Finance Committee rejected portions of Governor Tony Evers’ state building program, including Phase II of the Prairie Springs Science Center and fire alarm and smoke detection renovations in two dormitories at UW-La Crosse.
6/5/2019
Republicans Defy Wisconsin Voters MADISON – Despite overwhelming public support for accepting federal dollars to expand Medicaid, Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee rejected the pillar policy of Governor Tony Evers state budget proposal.
5/30/2019
Democratic Lawmakers Demand Action to Protect Wisconsin Farmers MADISON, WI – President Trump’s decision to engage in a trade war has resulted in unfair tariffs placed on Wisconsin-made products including cheese, cranberries, pork, ginseng, soybeans, and potatoes.
5/24/2019
GOP Budget Cuts Threaten School Success MADISON – School districts face an uncertain future after Republican politicians cut $900 million from Governor Evers’ K-12 state budget that that sought to restore state investments in schools, special education services, and mental health care for students.
5/15/2019
Senate GOP Refuse to Close the “Dark Store” Loophole MADISON, WI – Senate Republicans blocked action to close the “Dark Store” loophole that allows large corporate retailers to shift their property tax liability onto homeowners and small businesses.
5/15/2019
Shilling Celebrates Syttende Mai Weekend MADISON, WI – Syttende Mai is held annually on May 17th celebrating Norway’s independence from Denmark. As Norwegian communities across the state prepare for this festivity
5/13/2019
Shilling Authors Bipartisan Legislation to Improve School Bus Safety MADISON – Bipartisan legislation to strengthen safety protections for students traveling to school by bus is being introduced by Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse), Senator Roger Roth (R-Appleton), Rep. Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) and Rep. Samantha Kerkman (R-Salem).
5/8/2019
Celebrates Driftless Brewing Expansion SOLDIERS GROVE – Nine local food projects from across the state were recently announced as recipients of Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grants. This competitive grant program is structured to support local producers and strengthen Wisconsin’s food industries.
5/1/2019
Viroqua Town Hall Attendees Express Support for Medicaid Expansion VIROQUA, WI – Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse), along with Representatives Steve Doyle (D-Onalaska) and Jill Billings (D-La Crosse) hosted a town hall on Governor Evers’ budget proposal to expand Medicaid in Wisconsin.
4/29/2019
Shilling Joins Local Leaders on Broadband Roundtable VIROQUA, WI – Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse), Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection Secretary Brad Pfaff and Public Service Commission Chair Rebecca Valcq joined local leaders for a roundtable discussion on the importance of broadband at Vernon Communica
4/26/2019
Remembering Wisconsin Workers LA CROSSE, WI – International Workers’ Memorial Day is held annually on April 28th in remembrance of workers killed, disabled or injured in the workplace.
4/17/2019
Democrats Take Action to Extend SeniorCare MADISON – Protecting senior citizens and their access to affordable prescription drugs are top priorities for Legislative Democrats as the 2019-2020 legislative session gets underway. Several Democratic leaders, including Sen. Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse)
4/16/2019
Legislative Leaders to Host Medicaid Expansion Town Hall MADISON – Area Legislators announced today that they will be holding a local town hall on Medicaid expansion.
4/1/2019
Shilling Proposes Euchre as Official State Card Game MADISON – In an effort to restore bipartisanship in the Capitol, Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) is drafting legislation to designate Euchre as the official state card game.
3/27/2019
Senator Shilling Announces Paid Legislative Fellowship Program MADISON –Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) announced the launch of a new Legislative Fellowship Program aimed at promoting career opportunities.
3/21/2019
Senator Shilling and Representative Hintz Call on Legislature to Halt all Payments to Private Law Firms MADISON, WI – Earlier today, Dane County Circuit Court Judge Richard Niess issued a temporary injunction blocking the GOP lame-duck laws, ruling that the legislature did not lawfully convene.
3/21/2019
Statement on ACA Lawsuit Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) released the following statement after Attorney General Josh Kaul withdrew Wisconsin from a lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its health care protections:
3/21/2019
Shilling announces budget listening sessions LA CROSSE – Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) announced today that she will be holding budget listening sessions over the coming weeks.
3/21/2019
GOP rejects funding for cancer research facility, veteran homes, and mental health facilities MADISON – Republican lawmakers on the bi-partisan State Building Commission voted against Governor Evers’ state building program that will have a direct impact on the ability to move forward with shovel-ready infrastructure projects.
3/12/2019
Schools Districts See Pathway to Success with Gov. Evers’ Education Budget LA CROSSE – School districts across Wisconsin are embracing Governor Evers’ state budget that will make historic investments in schools, special education and mental health services. Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) released the following statement
3/7/2019
La Farge HS Student Participates in Wisconsin Senate Scholar Program MADISON, WI – The second of two Senate Scholars from the 32nd Senate District, Lara Boudinot from La Farge High School, will be completing the 2019 Senate Scholar Program on March 8th.
2/28/2019
The People’s Budget is a Win for Wisconsin MADISON – After months of open discussions with community leaders, students, families and seniors, Governor Tony Evers has unveiled his 2019-2021 State Budget. Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) released the following statement:
2/21/2019
Shilling praises Gov. Evers Healthy Women, Healthy Babies Proposal MADISON – Governor Evers and Democratic legislators are pushing to improve better birth outcomes and increase access to women’s health care services.
2/21/2019
Sen. Jennifer Shilling Column: Close corporate loopholes and treat homeowners fairly LA CROSSE -- Wisconsin families are working harder than ever. But many are finding that no matter how much they sacrifice or how many hours they put in, they live every day on the verge of economic and financial insecurity
2/18/2019
Shilling Backs Gov. Evers’ Medical Marijuana Push MADISON – Governor Evers and Democratic legislators are pushing to expand access to comprehensive care through the use of medical marijuana.
2/14/2019
Kickapoo HS Student Participates in Wisconsin Senate Scholar Program MADISON, WI – The first of two Senate Scholars from the 32nd Senate District, Josefine Jaynes from Kickapoo High School, will be completing the 2019 Senate Scholar Program on February 15th.
2/14/2019
Republicans jeopardize school funding with one-time spending gimmick Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) released the following statement after Senate Republicans voted on a spending plan that eliminates funding for Democratic priorities to invest in schools, roads and communities while further protecting tax giveaways for millionaires.
2/5/2019
Democrats Support Responsible Tax Relief for Wisconsin Families MADISON, WI – Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) and Assembly Democratic Leader Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) released the following statements supporting Governor Evers middle-class tax cut for Wisconsin families and seniors.
2/5/2019
Homeowners Triumph under Gov. Evers MADISON, WI – All across Wisconsin, large corporate retailers have taken advantage of the Dark Store tax loophole that allows them to shift their property tax liability onto homeowners and small businesses.
1/31/2019
Senate Democrats Tout Comprehensive Health Care Protection Bill MADISON, WI – As Legislative Republicans continue their effort to overturn key Affordable Care Act (ACA) protections, Senate Democrats are urging immediate action to protect vital services and coverage. Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) has introduced The Comprehensive Health Care Protection Bill
1/30/2019
Shilling Statement on Foxconn Fiasco MADISON, WI – Once again questions are being raised about the future of Foxconn in Wisconsin as the foreign mega-corporation rolls back its plans for a high-tech manufacturing plant and misses jobs targets.
1/22/2019
Senate Dem Leader Praises Gov. Evers State of the State Address MADISON, WI – Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) released the following statement in response to Gov. Evers’ State of the State address:
1/7/2019
Senate Dem Leader lays out priorities for 2019-20 session MADISON, WI – Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) welcomed new and returning members to the legislature today at the inauguration ceremony for the 104th Session of the State Legislature.