Wisconsin Families First

A Commonsense Plan from Senate Democrats
to Move Wisconsin Forward

While the rest of the nation is recovering from the Great Recession and experiencing strong economic growth, Wisconsin families continue to struggle as a result of our lagging economy, stagnant family wages, and a looming $2.2 billion budget deficit. With Gov. Walker distracted by his presidential ambitions and Republican leaders at odds over their legislative agenda, Senate Democrats are stepping forward with a plan to put Wisconsin Families First.

Senate Democrats have a clear plan to grow our economy and move Wisconsin forward by investing in families, businesses and local communities. We are focused on addressing the issues that matter most to working families, children, and seniors in our state. Over the next several days and weeks, Senate Democrats will be introducing several legislative proposals to encourage job creation, increase family wages and strengthen local communities as part of our plan to put Wisconsin Families First.

Protecting Wisconsin Students

  • Restore funding to local schools
  • Voucher school accountability
  • Higher Ed, Lower Debt Act


Investing in Communities

  • Infrastructure investments in roads, bridges, bike/ped, transit and broadband
  • Constitutional amendment to prevent raids on hunting and fishing fees
  • Protect local control and ensure clean air, land and water


Promoting Good Jobs

  • Made In America Act
  • Invest in worker training
  • Increase minimum wage to $10.10
  • Restore pay equity protections
  • Guarantee retirement security


Strengthen Health Care

  • Strengthen BadgerCare
  • Improve access to mental health and rehabilitation services
  • Expand access to health care choices
  • Savings program for long-term care


Add your name to our petition and support the Senate Democratic plan to put Wisconsin Families First.