JFC Democrats Column: GOP Missed Opportunities Are Costing Wisconsinites Billions For Wisconsin’s legislative Republicans, missed opportunities and inaction are nothing new. In 2020, while Wisconsin families, schools, and small businesses struggled under the impact of COVID-19, the Wisconsin GOP sat on their hands and said there was nothing the state could do to help.
JFC Democrats Column: A Budget Wisconsinites Want After a year of uncertainty and hardship, our state needs bold policies to help families, communities and small businesses bounce back better than before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sen. Erpenbach Column: Expanding BadgerCare is the Best Bang for our Buck Who doesn’t love a good deal? It’s common for folks in Wisconsin to want to make sure they are getting the best bang for their buck.
Sen. Erpenbach Column: A Call to Action This past year has been tumultuous to say the least. We’ve missed out on time spent with friends and family, community events, festivals, and other social gatherings.


Republicans chose to Increase Penalties Instead of Educational Opportunities Wisconsin’s criminal justice system has some of the worst racial disparities in the country. Years of Republican budget cuts and prisons exceeding capacity have created more dangerous situations for correctional officers, inmates, and communities.
Voucher Programs are a Costly Detriment to Wisconsin This spring 50 school districts will go to referendum, with 29 seeking $915 million in operating costs alone.
It’s Time to Stand Up for our Agricultural and Rural Communities Wisconsin depends on our farmers, so this crisis is not their burden to carry alone. It is the food that comes to our tables, the farmer’s markets that bring people together, the businesses that depend on access to locally grown food, and the communities that keep our state afloat.
Senator Erpenbach Applauds Governor Evers’ Accomplishments and Vision for Wisconsin overnor Evers was able to deliver on promises and move the needle on many of the issues that Wisconsinites care about by raising the bar for what Wisconsinites deserve. From cutting taxes for middle-class families, to investing in education, to making improvements to our infrastructure...


Homeless Wisconsinites Left out in the Cold by GOP This legislation passed unanimously in both Senate and Assembly committees and before the full Assembly, but despite Democratic effort, Republicans blocked the bills in the Senate, and adjourned until January 2020.
Legislature comes together to honor Staff Sergeant Daniel D. Busch Staff Sergeant Daniel D. Busch is a hero to both Senator Erpenbach and Representative Considine, the community, and our country. On Tuesday, November 19, they joined the family of SSG Daniel D. Busch for the bill signing of AB 77 at Portage High School.