Assembly Republicans Set to Approve Governor Walker’s $90 Million per Year Election Gimmick

February 15, 2018

MADISON – Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison), ranking Democratic member on the Assembly Committee on Public Benefit Reform, issued the following statement ahead of today’s Assembly Vote on special session bills that chip away at the safety net for Wisconsin’s most vulnerable families:

“Too many Wisconsin families work hard every day yet continue to live paycheck to paycheck and struggle to make ends meet. Instead of helping hardworking families get ahead, Governor Walker and Republicans are ramming through legislation that will only make their lives harder.

The governor thinks that going after struggling families is the best way to fire up his base heading into a tough reelection bid. Instead of throwing away more than $90 million a year on an election year gimmick, Governor Walker and Republicans ought to start addressing the real struggles of hardworking families.

If Republicans were serious about helping working families, they would increase access to transportation and childcare, expand education and job training opportunities, and raise wages. My Democratic colleagues and I remain committed to getting people to work and breaking down barriers to finding and retaining good, family-supporting jobs.”