FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                  
January 20, 2015
GOP First Order of Business – Consolidate More Power
Republicans put politics before people… once again
MADISON – Senator Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement on today’s Senate floor action:
“SURELY, the first bill taken up in the Wisconsin State Senate this session wasn’t just another political maneuver by Republicans to cement their power, was it? Seems odd right? Unfortunately, that actually was the one and only bill the legislature took up today.”
“Republicans continue to ignore the very real problems facing our state. We should not forget that Wisconsin still faces a $2.2 billion deficit and lags behind most of the country in job creation. Our children are still suffering under the largest cut to education in our state’s history, there is a growing disparity between rich and poor, and gun violence is plaguing our community. Women in our state aren’t guaranteed equal pay for equal work; there is rampant waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in the governor’s Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation; and the list goes on.”
“Instead of focusing on real issues that would move Wisconsin forward, the Republicans in control of our state are following the same pattern of misplaced priorities as the last four years. The GOP made it clear today their top priority continues to be putting politics before people. Working families in Wisconsin need the Legislature to come up with real solutions to ensure prosperity for all in our state, not more political games.”
“Welcome to the special interests version of Wisconsin. If you're not already rich, a man, and a person who cares more about power than working families, the Republicans in power are not looking out for you.”