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Walker Claims on Pre-existing Condition Discrimination Mislead Voters PDF Print E-mail
Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin Press   
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 10:53

healthcareReport by independent health care advocacy group says Scott Walker’s declarations during campaign are in sharp contrast to his actual record as governor.

Report Finds Wisconsin Roads in Poor or Mediocre Condition PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Kate Constalie   
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 09:40

road-potholesLatest report highlights state’s crumbling infrastructure.

MADISON, WI – A report from TRIP, a national transportation group, highlighted what many drivers already know: Wisconsin roads are in bad shape. Gov. Walker and legislative Republicans’ failure to create a long-term funding solution and their decision to divert up to $90 million from state highway maintenance to fund Foxconn-related projects has left over half of major locally and state-maintained roads in poor or mediocre condition.

jennifer-shilling-lc“For years Republicans have prioritized tax breaks for the wealthy that syphon money away from our crumbling roads and bridges,” said Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse. “Families and businesses in Wisconsin are furious that our roads are among the worst in the nation. The condition of our state highways are a national embarrassment. It’s costing everyone more in car repairs and traffic delays, not to mention the ongoing risk drivers face when traveling over dangerous roads and bridges.”

The report also stressed that economic opportunities and growth in Wisconsin could be severely impacted. TRIP notes that the design, construction and maintenance of infrastructure supports over 64,000 full time jobs in Wisconsin. Additionally, delaying road and bridge projects will accelerate deterioration and significantly increase costs in the long-term. For every $1 of deferred maintenance on roads and bridges, taxpayers are estimated to pay an additional $4 to $5 in future repairs.

Tribes and Lawmakers Meet to Resolve Issues PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kathleen Vinehout, State Senator 31st District   
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 04:31

tribal-courtsSen. Kathleen Vinehout explores the issues facing Wisconsin’s eleven sovereign tribes, like Tribal courts, voter ID and educating our children about the importance of State Tribal relations.

Scott Walker’s Promise to Protect Wisconsinites’ Health Care PDF Print E-mail
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Alex Japko   
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 14:57

aca-workingFederal lawsuit he signed off on is the greatest present threat to protecting people with pre-existing conditions.

MADISON - Last Friday, Scott Walker said that he would call a special session “if something were to change” to federal law protecting people with pre-existing conditions.

scott-walkerWhat Walker doesn’t acknowledge: the fact that a lawsuit he signed off on is the greatest present threat to those protections.

DPW released the following statement in response to his empty promises and twisted logic:

“For nearly eight years, Scott Walker has been dead set on undermining protections for people with pre-existing conditions and has no credibility on the issue going forward,” said DPW Spokesperson Alex Japko. “If Walker was serious about protecting Wisconsinites’ health care, he would have done so years before it became a huge political liability. This latest promise is just more squirming from a governor who knows his record on health care is indefensible.”

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