2/21/2018
Senator Erpenbach: Amendment Protects People with Preexisting Conditions Madison – Senator Jon Erpenbach introduced an amendment to AB 365 to ensure that if the bill receives action before the end of session, people with preexisting conditions will not lose rights. Governor Walker has called for passage of AB 365 but the bill, as amended by Assembly Republicans, falls sh
2/20/2018
Republicans Have Double-Standard When It Comes to Fraud (Madison)—State Senator Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) said tonight that when it comes to punishing those who commit fraud against Wisconsin taxpayers Senate Republicans are only interested in going after the little guy.
2/20/2018
Senator Hansen: Republicans Pass Wetlands Destruction Bill (Madison)—On a day that saw flood warnings for parts of Wisconsin, Senate Republicans passed a bill that will lead to more and more flooding and damage to homes and businesses resulting from the destruction of even more wetlands said Senator Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay).
2/20/2018
Senator Shilling: Republicans block school shooting precautions MADISON, WI – In seeking to provide more protections for students, teachers and staff at local schools, Senate Democrats introduced an amendment that would provide revenue limit exemptions for expenditures made under a school safety plan. Republicans blocked the amendment that would allow schools...
2/15/2018
Senator Taylor: Welfare Reform a Morally Cruel Campaign Distraction (MADISON) – Today, the Wisconsin State Assembly voted on a series of welfare “reform” bills requested by Governor Scott Walker as he turns his focus toward re-election.
2/13/2018
Senator Erpenbach: AB 912/SB 769 rural economic development funds for WEDC “Our rural communities are in economic crisis. By defunding the Historic Tax Credit in every budget and then giving $4.5 billion to a Taiwanese company Governor Walker and Legislative Republicans.."
2/13/2018
Taylor and Bipartisan Legislators Introduce Juvenile Corrections Bill (MADISON) – Today, Senator Lena Taylor (D - Milwaukee) and a group of bipartisan legislators introduced a..
2/8/2018
Weekly Democratic radio address: Celebrating Black History Month MADISON, WI – Senator LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee) offered the weekly Democratic radio address today.
2/8/2018
Senator Taylor: Walker’s Out-of-State Ad Campaign Fails to Prioritize Training, Access for Wisconsin Residents (MADISON) – Today, the Joint Committee on Finance voted along party lines to approve Governor Walker’s proposal to spend $7 million...
2/6/2018
Senator Vinehout Column: Who is Working Under the Governor’s New “Wisconsin Works” Program? “With more people working in Wisconsin…, we can’t afford to have anyone on the sidelines, we need everyone in the game,” stated Governor..
2/6/2018
Senator Hansen: Stuck, Nelson, Hintz Call for State Action on Paper APPLETON, WI – Following the recent announcement of paper mill closures from Kimberly Clark, State Representative Amanda Stuck...
2/1/2018
Senator Erpenbach: Statement on Governor Walker’s apparent 100 percent turnaround on transportation financing reform “Wisconsin has been punished with some of the worst roads in the nation because of Governor Walker’s selfish...
1/31/2018
Senator Hansen: Republicans from White House to State House Are Failing Wisconsin’s Blue Collar workers “Today’s announcement that Kimberly-Clark is closing two mills in the Fox Valley and firing 600 workers...
1/31/2018
Senator Shilling: Walker’s war on struggling families MADISON, WI – In an attempt to boost his approval ratings in a tough election year, Gov. Walker has called for a Special Session on...
1/31/2018
Senator Johnson: Special Session Bills Not the Way to Support Families MADISON – The following is a statement from State Senator LaTonya Johnson regarding today’s public hearing on Walker’s special session...
1/24/2018
Senator Taylor: Statement on State of the State Address (MADISON) – Senator Lena Taylor (D – Milwaukee) released the following statement in response to Governor Scott Walker’s eighth State of...
1/24/2018
Senator Bewley: Rural Schools, Students and Families Left Behind as GOP puts FoxConn First Rural schools, students and families were left behind in the GOP’s rush to adopt the largest giveaway to a foreign corporation in history.
1/24/2018
Senator Hansen: State of the State Address “The Governor’s latest series of flip flops on health care, education and the lack of jobs in our rural communities just shows how...
1/24/2018
Senator Larson: Remarks on Governor Walker’s ‘State of the State’ Madison, WI – Today the legislature gathered once again to hear Governor Walker’s State of the State address. True to form Governor Walker..
1/24/2018
Senator Vinehout Column: Kicking Us When We Are Down The little girl walked home through the snow. She took the longer route. Mom asked her to stop at the store to buy milk. She touched the..
1/23/2018
Senator Johnson: Bipartisan ‘Green Alert’ Bill Passes State Senate MADISON – The following is a statement from State Senator LaTonya Johnson regarding the passage of a bipartisan proposal creating a ‘Green..
1/23/2018
Senator Ringhand: Senate Republicans Rigging State Elections and Ethics Panels State Senate Republicans are rigging the Elections and Ethics Boards by voting to fire the Administrators of both panels without a public...
1/23/2018
Senator Shilling: Senate Republicans throw elections into chaos MADISON, WI – Senate Republicans voted to reject the appointments of Elections Administrator Mike Haas and Ethics Administrator Brian Bell..
1/23/2018
Senator-elect Schachtner announces district swearing-in SOMERSET – Senator-elect Patty Schachtner (D-Somerset) announced today that she will hold a ceremonial swearing-in on Friday, January 26...
1/18/2018
Senator Hansen: Governor’s Call for Special Session “Adam Jarchow lost in Tuesday’s senate election in part because he and his Republican friends chose to attack struggling.."
1/18/2018
Senator Hansen: Governor Should Call Special Elections Voters in the 1st Senate District and 42nd Assembly District should be represented (Madison)—State Senator Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) joined a growing chorus of legislators and concerned citizens calling on Governor Walker..
1/18/2018
Senator Shilling and Rep. Hintz: Voters Deserve Representation for Special Session MADISON, WI – While residents in the 1st Senate District (SD 1) and 42nd Assembly District (AD 42) are left without representation in...
1/18/2018
Senator Taylor: Walker Renews Call to Gut Services Today, Governor Scott Walker ordered a special session to address “welfare reform.” The announcement follows Governor Walker’s repeated...
1/17/2018
Senator Vinehout Column: How Haste Empowers the “Shadow Legislature” “Who put all this policy in the budget?” I whispered to my colleague the night the budget passed. “Groups,” he said glumly. “I call it the..
1/10/2018
Senators Ringhand and Wirch: Legislation Would Eliminate Local Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Laws Today, the Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform heard public testimony on Senate Bill 634, a controversial bill that would...
1/10/2018
Senator Shilling: Ads don’t reflect Governor’s priorities MADISON, WI – A proposal pushed by Governor Walker to spend an additional $6.8 million on an advertising campaign...
1/9/2018
Senator Shilling: Smoggy future for clean air under GOP control MADISON, WI – The future of the state’s clean air is now being threatened by Republican bills that prioritize corporate profits over...
1/8/2018
Senator Shilling: Walker’s latest hypocrisy MADISON, WI – After vetoing additional funding for low-spending school districts just four months ago, Gov. Walker announced today that if..
1/5/2018
Senator Erpenbach: Time to Work Smarter As We Fight Veteran Suicide Everyone knows the statistic, 22 veterans are victims of suicide each day in our country. The reality that those who have served us...
1/4/2018
Senator Larson: Changes Needed at Lincoln Hills Now, Not After the Next Election MADISON – Senator Chris Larson issued the following statement regarding Governor Walker’s endorsement...
1/4/2018
Senator Taylor: Walker a Day Late and Dollar Short on Juvenile Corrections (MADISON) – Today, Governor Scott Walker announced that he may close the troubled Lincoln Hills facility in 2019...
1/4/2018
Senator Shilling: Gov. Walker’s hollow campaign gimmick MADISON, WI – Days after former Corrections Secretary Ed Wall accused the Walker Administration of neglecting the Lincoln Hill...
1/3/2018
Senator Vinehout Column: Looking Forward to 2018 Snow falls gently on the farm. It’s the light, fluffy snow that comes when it’s very cold.