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Dick Pas, Oconomowoc Democrat, Passes PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Melissa Baldauff   
Thursday, 26 March 2015 16:17

dick-pas.MADISON - Following is a statement from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate on the passing of longtime Democratic activist Dick Pas.

"In the heart of the reddest county in Wisconsin lived Dick Pas, one of the most true-blue advocates for progressive values I've ever had the pleasure of working with.

"Dick was a tireless worker when it comes to standing up for the middle class and turning Wisconsin blue, county by county. In fact, just yesterday Dick called me with ideas for radio ads, because he never stopped churning on what we could do to help Democrats be successful up and down the ticket and all over the state.

"And best of all, everything Dick did was with a smile on his face and a sense of indefatigable optimism because he knew that his work mattered and would help make our state better for our kids and our grandkids. Wisconsin Democrats are heartbroken by the loss of such a great friend and ally. On behalf of the entire Democratic Party of Wisconsin family, our condolences go out to his wife Geri and all his family. He will be missed."

35,000 Petitions to Take BadgerCare Dollars and Protect UW Delivered PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Robert Kraig   
Thursday, 26 March 2015 15:57

reedsburg-badgercareREEDSBURG, WI - On Thursday just before the start of the Joint Finance Committee public budget hearing in Reedsburg, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Save the Wisconsin Idea, and United Council of UW Students delivered 35,000 petitions urging acceptance of the federal Medicaid funds to cover more people for less, and prevent devastating cuts to the UW System.

According to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau the Governor’s failure to accept the federal dollars available for BadgerCare not only denies more affordable health coverage to tens of thousands, it also needlessly wastes up to $345 million in state revenue in this budget alone that could be used for other purposes, such as funding the UW System.

The November BadgerCare referendums and recent polling results showing strong majorities of Wisconsinites favor accepting the additional federal funds for BadgerCare.

“The thirty-five thousand petitions delivered today to the Joint Finance Committee add to the overwhelming evidence that the public supports taking the money for BadgerCare and reversing draconian cuts to the UW System,” said Robert Kraig, Executive Director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin. “The disastrous decision to turn down federal dollars for BadgerCare is stealing health care access and economic opportunity from tens of thousands of Wisconsinites.”

Plan to Eliminate SeniorCare is a Giveaway to Big Pharma PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GBP Staff   
Thursday, 26 March 2015 11:43

dave-hansen-listeningGovernor Walker’s scheme would save big drug companies over $44 million dollars says Green Bay Senator Dave Hansen.

Wisconsin Republicans Left Behind to Defend Scott Walker’s Attacks on Healthcare PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Melissa Baldauff   
Thursday, 26 March 2015 11:05

budget-hearing-2015At budget listening sessions all over the state, Wisconsin legislators are getting an earful. To 27-year-old Jessica of Green Bay, Gov. Scott Walker's proposed $68 billion state budget reads like a life sentence to a nursing home. "Who will profit from these changes – the for-profit insurance companies?" a mother in Rice Lake asks. Is Walker's presidential dream worth the pain here at home?

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