July 17, 2012
Madison – Senator Chris Larson (D–Milwaukee) joined his colleagues on the Senate Floor today completing the transition of power and restoring balance to Wisconsin’s Legislature.
“In order for Wisconsin to improve its economic health, it needs leaders that are willing to show up and do the work. I am proud to say we finally have those leaders,” said Sen. Larson.
“Wisconsin has enjoyed a history of timely and peaceful transitions of power. The public has spoken loud and clear. They want balance and integrity restored to Wisconsin. Although Republicans used frivolous delay tactics to hold-up the election results and push this day back by over a month, today that obstacle to restoring Wisconsin has been removed.”
Senate Democrats will hold public hearings, conduct meetings, and call upon the governor to hold a special session getting Wisconsin back on track towards economic prosperity.
“Senate Democrats remain committed to moving forward on real job creation and sincere economic development,” said Sen. Larson. “I call on Governor Walker to order a special session so that we can turn back the extreme policies that have led to job losses for our state. We will continue these efforts until our family, friends, and neighbors are no longer desperately hunting for work.”
Sen. Larson has been named the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Review of Administrative Rules. He was also appointed as a member of the Joint Committee on Finance, Senate Committee on Education and Corrections, Senate Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Tourism, and the Joint Committee on Audit.
“I look forward to working with legislators on both sides of the aisle in public hearings and special session to ensure taxpayer money spent on economic development is being invested wisely on programs that will create immediate jobs for Wisconsinites,” said Sen. Larson. “As co-chair of JCRAR, I will be working to ensure we succeed on this endeavor. Through JCRAR, we will also strive to increase accountability and transparency in our state to more accurately track the effectiveness of job creation efforts.”