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25
Aug
2017

founding-fathersOur founders saw public education as basic to cultivating the moral and civic virtues needed for people to exercise their rights and duties as citizens. But over the years, this mission has been lost, putting democracy itself at risk.

Written by Mike McCabe, Blue Jean Nation   
 
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25
Aug
2017

sex-traffickingLegislation to protect our young people from potential online predators soliciting sexually explicit photographs from them and increase the penalty for the crime of patronizing a prostitute to a felony.


MADISON - On Wednesday Senator Lena C. Taylor (D-Milwaukee) took part in the Senate Judiciary Committee to introduce several bills, all of which are aimed at creating a safer environment for the people of Milwaukee. The first bill, Senate Bill 300, creates a crime for soliciting a sexually explicit photograph from a minor. The Senator expressed her support for this bill, stating:

lena-taylor“It’s about time we started implementing legislation to protect our young people from potential online predators soliciting sexually explicit photographs from them. I believe this bill will offer that protection by creating a criminal offense for this grotesque behavior.”

Additionally, Senator Taylor introduced Senate Bill 308, a piece of legislation aimed at putting an end to sex trafficking in Wisconsin. This particular bill would increase the penalty for the crime of patronizing a prostitute from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class I felony, if the individual has been convicted of that crime at least twice. The Senator made the following remarks in support of that bill:

“Human trafficking happens here in the United States, and is something that needs to be shut down with swift legislative action. With the introduction of this bill we can continue putting an end to the human trafficking in Wisconsin by penalizing the people who take part in the buying and selling of women, men and children.”

Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Jordan Krieger   
 
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21
Aug
2017

WalkerA recent Chicago Sun Times editorial thanked Wisconsin for taking all the risks of the Foxconn deal while Illinois reaps the benefits. How will the deal help Illinois? What risks do Wisconsin citizens face? Read on.

Written by Kathleen Vinehout, State Senator 31st District   
 
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21
Aug
2017

clean-drinkingLegislation Attacks Clean Water and is Another Giveaway to Out-of-State Polluters

Written by Wisconsin Conservation Voters, Ryan Billingham   
 
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16
Aug
2017

BadgercareCBO reports ending Cost Sharing Reductions for insurers will increase premiums by 20% in 2018 and 25% by 2020, all the while increasing our nation’s deficit by $194 billion.

Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brandon Weathersby   
 
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15
Aug
2017

FoxconnUnder GOP proposal, job costs could skyrocket if company falls short on promises.

Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Tony Palese   
 
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