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.