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Tony Evers Kicks Off Campaign For Governor

Tony Evers Kicks Off Campaign For Governor Promising To Invest In Middle Class And Unite Wisconsin

Fitchburg, WI – State Superintendent Tony Evers officially announced his candidacy for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination today at the McKee Farms Kids Crossing Dream Park in Fitchburg, Wisconsin.

The Evers campaign also released a short video highlighting Tony’s background and vision for the state. It is available at www.tonyevers.com.

Gordon Hintz statement on Foxconn Cost to Taxpayers

Gordon Hintz

 

Rep. Hintz Statement on Foxconn Cost to Taxpayers

 

MADISON – Today, the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau released a memo on Governor Walker’s three billion dollar taxpayer funded package for the Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn.  The memo showed that in the best-case scenario, it will take taxpayers until 2043 to recoup three billion dollars of their investment in the foreign corporation. In response, Rep. Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh), a member of the budget-writing Joint Committee on Finance, released the following statement:

CAIR Calls on Wisconsin State Assembly to Drop ‘Unconstitutional and Un-American’ Anti-Islam Bill

CAIR Calls on Wisconsin State Assembly to Drop ‘Unconstitutional and Un-American’ Anti-Islam Bill

 

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/12/17) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the Wisconsin State Assembly to drop consideration of what the Washington-based group calls an unconstitutional “anti-Islam” bill (Assembly Bill 401) that is modeled on similar Islamophobic legislation introduced in state legislatures nationwide.

Melissa Sargent - Unconstitutional Bill Addressing Republican-Manufactured Crisis to Pass Assembly

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                          

June 21, 2017

Contact: Britt Cudaback, [email protected], 608-266-0960

 

Unconstitutional Bill Addressing Republican-Manufactured Crisis to Pass Assembly

Republicans set to pass bill spearheaded by Speaker Robin Vos attacking free speech rights on campus

 

(MADISON) – Today the Wisconsin State Assembly will be taking up AB 299, an unconstitutional bill attacking free speech rights on University of Wisconsin system campuses. AB 299 is a pet project for Speaker Robin Vos, who has touted it as “one of the most important” bills the Assembly will be taking up this session, so Republicans are expected to force the bill through the Assembly on a party-line vote despite Democrats’ continued objections. State Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) blasted Assembly Republicans about their plan to push AB 299 through the Assembly:

Rep. Sargent: WEDC Audit Reveals Continued Dereliction, Insubordination

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May 17, 2017

Contact: Britt Cudaback, [email protected], 308-440-2939

 

Rep. Sargent: WEDC Audit Reveals Continued Dereliction, Insubordination

Governor Walker agency continues economic discouragement and taxpayer dollar malfeasance

 

(MADISON) – Today State Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) voiced her outrage regarding the results of the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau’s (LAB) biennial audit of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) (17-9), the results of which revealed Governor Walker’s taxpayer-subsidized job agency has continued to be derelict in its duties to Wisconsin taxpayers.

 

“Not surprisingly, the audit released today is eerily similar to the audit released two years ago,” said Rep. Sargent. “WEDC has proven time and again to be derelict in its duties to taxpayers and our state. There’s no increased accountability or transparency—WEDC isn’t collecting necessary information on tax credit applications, they’re allowing more loan payment defaults, and they also can’t substantiate any actual job creation numbers.

Republicans Pass Trio of Bills Putting Vulnerable Families at Risk of Homelessness

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DATE: May 10, 2017
CONTACT: Zach Madden, 608-266-7521(office) 608-620-3884 (cell)
 
Republicans Pass Trio of Bills Putting Vulnerable Families at Risk of Homelessness
 
MADISON – Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison), ranking member on the Assembly Committee on Public Benefit Reform, released the following statement in response to passage by the State Assembly of AB 238, AB 240, and AB 242, a trio of Republican bills that put Wisconsin’s most vulnerable families at risk of homelessness. 
 
“Today, I was proud to stand with my Democratic colleagues who showed great empathy for individuals and families who live in poverty and struggle to feed their children and to keep a roof over their heads.
 
It is unfortunate that Assembly Republicans, who last week stood on the Assembly floor and claimed they wanted to end homelessness, today passed a series of punitive measures that will directly result in families losing their incomes and becoming homeless.
 
Instead of shaming and punishing our most vulnerable neighbors, we should put our energy and resources into addressing the root causes of poverty, raising wages, and building a fair economy that works for all.”
 
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