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Hansen Introduces Employee Ownership Reform Bill PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Jay Wadd   
Friday, 17 November 2017 15:56

employee-ownershipEmployee Ownership Act would protect workers and provide new help for owners looking to transfer or sell their business.

Hunter Safety Tips PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Kate Constalie   
Friday, 17 November 2017 12:26

hunters-deerSen. Shilling releases PSA on hunter safety ahead of deer hunting.

LA CROSSE, WI – In an effort to promote hunter safety this fall, Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) released a 30 second public service announcement encouraging individuals to follow firearm safety tips.

The 30 second audio clip is available online HERE.

jennifer-shillingA copy of the PSA message is below:

“Hi, this is State Senator Jennifer Shilling. Are you planning to get out and enjoy one of our many hunting opportunities this fall? If so, you can help make this an injury-free season in Wisconsin.

“Treat every firearm as if it is loaded, and always point the muzzle in a safe direction. Remember to confirm your target, as well as what is beyond it.

“Together, we can make this another safe, fun and successful hunting season for everyone. For more hunter safety tips, visit dnr.wi.gov.”

Bowen Asks to Join Prison Planning Task Force PDF Print E-mail
Written by GBP Staff   
Thursday, 16 November 2017 15:54

prison-man-behind-barsWisconsin incarcerates its Black, male citizens at a rate of 12.8%. Lawmaker says panel should include at least one member of the Black community to ensure group has legislators and experts who truly represent those most affected.

MADISON - On Wednesday, Rep. David Bowen of Milwaukee sent a letter to Governor Walker requesting an appointment to the prison planning task force created in the 2017-18 budget. The Governor made a partial veto to this part of the budget allowing him to make unlimited appointments to the task force.

david-bowenEarlier that same day, it had been reported that Assembly Speaker Robin Vos neglected to include a Democrat, or any member of color, with his three appointments. Wisconsin incarcerates its Black, male citizens at a rate of 12.8%, the highest of any state and nearly double the national average. For this reason, the Representative felt it unacceptable for the State Assembly’s delegation to this task force not to have representation from the Black community.

Rep. Bowen feels the premeditated, partisan decision by Speaker Vos to leave Black voices out of this process will deny the State a dynamic panel of legislators and experts that truly represents those who are most affected. He wants the Governor to appoint him, or any other qualified person from among advocacy groups or their leaders, to the task force and thus ensure an honest conversation about evidence-based, best practices to improve the state’s correctional system.

State Made in America Act Receives Public Hearing PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Jay Wadd   
Thursday, 16 November 2017 12:10

constructionBill would require materials used in public works projects to be made in the United States.

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