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Earth Day Should Be Every Day PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Smith, State Senator District 31   
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 06:17

earth-dayIn honor of Earth Day, Sen. Smith highlights the importance of taking part in efforts to combat climate change. Now more than ever, it’s important to pay attention to the environment around us for future generations to enjoy.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 April 2019 15:28
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“Foxconn reality check” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Matt Brusky   
Friday, 19 April 2019 15:55

foxconn-reality-check-bgwRep. Jonathon Brostoff joins the panel to discuss Foxconn, and more...


MILWAUKEE - We are joined by state representative Jonathon Brostoff to discuss Gov. Evers’ conclusion that Foxconn is unlikely to hire 13,000 workers and his decision to renegotiate the contract. We review the new UW-Madison study that found accepting Medicaid money would save state residents $100 million a year, on top of savings to the state savings. We also talk about the Trump MAGA rally coming to Green Bay, the Koch Brothers' “astroturf” state budget campaign, and Congressman Sean Duffy dishonestly sneering at the Green New Deal.

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Most Dangerous Thing about Marijuana in Wisconsin is that it is Illegal PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Melissa Sargent, State Representative District 48   
Friday, 19 April 2019 09:16

marijuana-farmState Legislator says we need to stop turning marijuana users into criminals, introduces bill to fully legalize marijuana in Wisconsin.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 April 2019 09:41
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Democratic Radio: “Wisconsin Supports Key Provisions of Gov. Evers’ Budget” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Democrats   
Thursday, 18 April 2019 15:26

school-meeting-crowdMarquette Law School Poll shows the majority of Wisconsinites continue to support key provisions of Gov. Evers’ budget.


MADISON, WI – Senator Mark Miller (D-Madison) offered the Democratic weekly radio address highlighting overwhelming public support for key provisions in Gov. Evers’ 2019-2021 budget proposal.

The audio file of this week’s address can be found here:

https://sen-dem.cms.legis.wisconsin.gov/media/1299/sen-miller-radio-address.mp3

A written transcript of the address is below:

mark-miller“Hello, I am State Senator Mark Miller with this week’s Democratic radio address.

“The latest Marquette Law School Poll shows the majority of Wisconsinites continue to support key provisions of Governor Tony Evers’ 2019-2021 state budget proposal.

“74 percent of voters support a major increase in state aid for special education, 70 percent agree the state should accept federal funds to expand Medicaid coverage, and more than half of voters support an increase in the minimum wage.

“Additionally, 71 percent of voters favor eliminating mandatory minimum sentences and 65 percent support allowing offenders to petition judges to expunge or clear their record after their sentences are completed in cases of nonviolent, lower-level offenses. Expanding job training for prisoners is supported by 88 percent, and the increased use of treatment programs and of alternatives to jail for offenders with drug or alcohol issues is supported by 78 percent of voters.

“As the governor has said, this budget is about creating a Wisconsin that works for everyone. This isn’t the Tony Evers budget, the Democratic budget or the Republican budget—the support from people around the state is proof positive that this is the People’s Budget.

“The people want to see politicians on both sides of the aisle working together to find common sense solutions to long neglected issues like health care, public school funding, and prison overcrowding.

"The time is now for my colleagues on the other side of the aisle to respect the will of the people and work with Democrats to pass Governor Evers budget.”

 
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