May 14, 2013
Statement on Passage of Another GOP Attack on Local Control
Madison – Senator Chris Larson (D–Milwaukee) released the following statement today in response to the passage of the GOP attack on local control.
“Today, we saw the next in a series of GOP legislative attacks on another political enemy. This time, it’s local government in Milwaukee. This Republican, big government policy has now mandated the micromanagement of local government in Wisconsin. With the long history of Milwaukee County Executives abusing their power, this bill is a dangerous step in the wrong direction.
“As we heard from His Holiness the Dalai Lama today, we must be grateful for our Democratic system. We must trust in the people and show compassion for all of our neighbors. Unfortunately, this bill flies in the face of the trust in the people of Milwaukee County and our Democratic system.”