November 13, 2012
Sen. Larson Ready to Tackle State Challenges as Democratic Leader
Madison – Senator Chris Larson (D–Milwaukee) released the following statement today after being elected by his colleagues to serve as Democratic Leader in the Senate.
“I am humbled by the confidence my fellow senators have in me by electing me their leader. Wisconsin voters spoke loud and clear on November 6. They want Democratic and Republican lawmakers to move the state forward with programs and policies that reflect our shared values. For the sake of Wisconsin’s future, I encourage members of the Legislature to work together as Wisconsinites by casting off our partisan labels and setting aside any politically divisive agendas.
“This journey begins by creating the family-supporting jobs Wisconsinites have been calling for, re-investing in our next generation of workers by supporting local public schools, increasing accountability and transparency in state agencies ensuring taxpayer dollars are wisely invested, and implementing a comprehensive, functional health care exchange in compliance with the Supreme Court upheld Affordable Care Act.
“With the support and confidence of my Democratic colleagues, I look forward to tackling these difficult but important issues with the governor and Republican legislators. However, such efforts will only succeed if as fellow badgers we dig deep and work together to create a brighter future for our family, friends, and neighbors.”