Prevailing wage isn’t the only reason to like this
levels are extremely encouraging.
We can’t seem to say enough about
prevailing wage and the effects that repealing the
provision will have on our schools, towns, and villages
as well as on the county level. Starting in 2017 local
governments will not be subject to the existing wages
laws. The projected savings for projects is about 15%. Lost in all this excitement is the fact
that bonding in the 2015-17 budget is as low as it has
been in decades. To put the numbers in perspective the
bonding levels Governor Doyle’s 2007-09 budget was over
$4.5 billion. Governor Walker’s first budget was down
to just under $1.9 billion and this past budget was $652
million. We are very close to eliminating our dependence
on borrowing and we have done it without raising taxes.
Well done if I may say so myself!
Wisconsin Legislature to de-fund Planned Parenthood; The
only parts of human life that Planned Parenthood values
are the parts they can sell:
By now we all have heard about (if
not seen) the horrific videos of Planned Parenthood
health officials nonchalantly discusses selling body
parts of aborted children. Another
video surfaced this week where Dr. Mary Gatter,
former president of Planned Parenthood Medical Directors
Council was caught on tape discussing, “less crunchy”
techniques of abortion and going through agreed upon
rates of live children’s bodies so she can determine if
she will make enough to get a Lamborghini.
My Pro-Life colleague Rep. Andre
Jacque (R- De Pere) has introduced 3 bills that will put
an end to this barbaric practice.
LRB 1645/2 will prohibit the sale of aborted
children’s body parts and will establish humane standards for
disposition of children's remains.
LRB 2675/1 will reimburse Medicaid at actual cost in
lieu of the inflated rate that Planned Parenthood (and
other clinics) charges taxpayers. The measure would
save the state an estimated $5 million.
LRB 2674/1 will restructure the method that the
state employs to distribute Title X funds to healthcare
provides. The money would be distributed to
women’s-wellness programs and public healthcare
facilities on the state and counties levels.
Rep. Jacque has been working on
these issues for several years and has been a strong
voice for our unborn children. I will be supporting all
of his efforts.
God Bless Wisconsin!
In Honor of Sgt. Carson Holmberg -
United States Marine Corp