Representative Lisa Subeck's E-Newsletter

 March 10, 2015


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418 North State Capitol

P.O. Box 8953

Madison, WI 53708


PH: (608) 266-7521

TF: (888) 534-0078

FAX: (608) 282-3690

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Things happening in the district & around Madison


Warner Family Fun Nights--Family Beach Party 

Friday, March 13, 2015 


 Warner Park Community Recreation Center 

1625 Northport Drive 

Madison, 53704 


Get ready for spring to arrive! Kids can play on the bouncy house, build their own playground, or watch the beach themed movie, Surf's Up. Tickets are $5 per family at the door. 


Madison Celebrates St. Patrick's Day 

Sunday, March 15th 

Events begin at 10:00 AM


Overture Center and Capitol Square 

St. Patrick's Day celebrations begin with the Shamrock Shuffle at 10AM, a 5K/2K/2 Mile walk,  followed by a parade around Capitol Square starting at 1:30PM. Registration required for the Shamrock Shuffle. 


Health Insurance  Enrollment and Exemption Application Assistance.

Mondays, March 15th to April 30th Noon - 5 pm

Richard Dilley Tax Center (Atrium)

Villager Mall

S. Park St., Madison


Thursdays, March 15 - August 31st

10 am - 3 pm

Dane County Job Center

1819 Aberg Ave., Madison  


Consumers can walk-in for assistance or make appointments by call Covering Kids & Families at 608-261-1455.




Dear Friends and Neighbors,


Last week was a long week at the Capitol and ended with a 24 hour debate on the so-called “Right to Work” bill. After a weekend of rest, it is time to get back to work on the state budget.


This week’s newsletter provides a response to the passage of RTW legislation, information about statewide and local budget hearings, arrival of 2015 road maps, and a reminder of our petition drive to save SeniorCare.


If you have any questions or need assistance with any matter, please feel free to contact my office. 






Lisa Subeck

State Representative

78th Assembly District


So-called “Right to Work” is Anything But

Last Thursday, and into Friday morning, the Assembly debated the RTW law. After 24 hours of debate, the bill passed on a party-line vote. Yesterday morning, Governor Walker signed the bill into law. 


Click here to watch a bit of what I had to say about passage of the bill.



Below, you will also find my full statement released after the bill passed:


“Instead of providing the economic and educational opportunities needed to guarantee every resident in Wisconsin has the freedom to work, raise a family, and attain the American Dream, we passed a bill that interferes with private contracts made between employers and employees. The right to work – the freedom to work, really – requires many things, and the bill we just passed isn’t one of them. 


Real freedom to work would mean earning a living wage that can support a family and giving the residents of Wisconsin freedom to attain the American Dream.


Freedom to work would be having access to affordable and high quality childcare while at work, paid maternity or paternity care, paid sick leave and family leave. These things would give Wisconsinites the freedom to work without having to worry about job loss or lost wages due to needs of their family.   


Freedom to work means safety in the workplace ensuring freedom from injury or even death on the job.


Freedom to work would mean having access to training and education needed to thrive in a 21st century economy and to be successful on the job. Giving hard working Wisconsinites the freedom to attain a career and opportunity for upward mobility is true freedom.


Instead we passed a bill that won’t create a single job. It won’t ensure anyone’s rights or freedoms, but it does take away the right to organize and collectively bargain for the things that do truly give each of us the ‘right to work.’ This bill takes away the freedom of working individuals across the state to organize and negotiate collectively for safety and economic security, and does nothing to put a single Wisconsinite back to work.”


JFC Budget Hearings Announced

The Joint Finance Committee announced the date, times and places of the official public hearings on the 2015-17 state budget. Though these are not in the Madison area, I wanted to make sure you knew where they are happening. Please feel free to share this information with your friends and family in these areas.


Public hearing information:

•Wednesday, March 18; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Brillion High School; Brillion

•Friday, March 20; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Alverno College; Milwaukee

•Monday, March 23; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; UW Barron County; Rice Lake

•Thursday, March 26; 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; CAL Auditorium; Reedsburg


Democratic budget listening sessions

Democratic members are also holding budget listening sessions throughout the state. The list of locations continues to grow.


Listening Session information:

•Saturday, March 21;10 am – 2 pm; Rhinelander

·        Saturday, March 21; Noon – 4pm; Wausau

·        •Tuesday, March 24; 4 pm – 7pm; Green Bay

·        •Saturday March 28; 10 am – 2pm; Menominee

·        •Saturday March 28; Noon – 4pm; Platteville

·        •Monday March 30; 4pm – 7 pm; Oshkosh


Budget Hearing Thursday on UW Campus

I will be joining a group of Dane County legislators hosting a budget hearing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison this Thursday. I invite you to attend this hearing to share your ideas and concerns.


Hearing information:

Date: Thursday, March 12

Time: 4:00-7:00pm

Where: B130, Van Vleck Hall (480 Lincoln Dr, Madison)


Budget Listening Session

Thank you to everyone who attended my first budget listening session at Our Redeemer last month. We had a great turnout, and I heard lots of informative testimony. I will be hosting another listening session on Wednesday, April 8, at Alicia Ashman Library. Please stop by to share your ideas and concerns about the 2015-17 budget.


Listening session details:

Wednesday, April 8

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Alicia Ashman Library, Community Room

733 North High Point Road, Madison


2015-2016 Official State Highway Maps

Yesterday, my office received the new 2015-2016 official state highway maps. If you would like one, please feel free to stop by my office, call, or email your request.


Reminder: Save SeniorCare Petitions Due March 15

The deadline to collect signatures to save SeniorCare is March 15. Thank you to those who have signed the petition or collected signatures.


Our petition to save SeniorCare is available online. Click here to sign it, then share via Facebook, Twitter, or email.


We still have a printable petition available that you can access by clicking here. I invite you to print, sign, collect some signatures, and send it back to my office. Please return the signed petitions to my office in the Capitol by March 15th. Petitions may be dropped off or mailed. If you have any questions, please contact my office.


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