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Blue Jean Nation 'Stuck in reverse' PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike McCabe, Blue Jean Nation   
Monday, 10 July 2017 09:43

REVERSEWisconsin needs to do an about-face and fundamentally change its approach to economic development, paying far less attention to WMC and its backward thinking.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 July 2017 20:51
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Democratic Radio "Wisconsin's Budget is About Priorities" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Assembly Democrats   
Friday, 07 July 2017 10:47

road-closed-delayRep. Gordon Hintz talks about the ongoing budget fight between Republicans in Madison.


MADISON – Today, Rep. Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) offered the Democratic Weekly Radio Address on the ongoing budget fight between Republican leaders:

"They’ve also had four months to write the new state budget that was due July 1. That deadline has come and gone, but Republicans are no closer to finding a solution that works," Rep. Hintz said. "The budget delay reflects the inability or unwillingness, to make the investments necessary to ensure every child as an equal opportunity education and that Wisconsin has quality highways and roads to support economic growth."

The audio file of this week’s address can be found here, and the video can be found here or below.

A written transcript of the address is below:

gordon_hintz"Hi, I’m Rep. Gordon Hintz with this week’s Democratic Radio Address.

"A budget is all about priorities and the Wisconsin State Budget is no different. If you ask people across the state what the state should fund, most will tell you that we should fund our schools, our roads and essential services that keep us safe.

"So why don’t Republican legislators in Madison get that?

"They’ve had six years of complete control at the Capitol to get the job done. Instead, they keep failing. They’ve also had four months to write the new state budget that was due July 1. That deadline has come and gone, but Republicans are no closer to finding a solution that works.

"The budget delay reflects the inability or unwillingness, to make the investments necessary to ensure every child as an equal opportunity education and that Wisconsin has quality highways and roads to support economic growth.

"The budget delay also reflects a lack of leadership. We elect a Governor and Legislature to make important decisions and investments in our state. If education and infrastructure are the biggest budget priorities, there should be no disagreement.

"Thank you."

Last Updated on Friday, 14 July 2017 11:17
 
“Health Care and Budget Impasse” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Matt Brusky   
Friday, 07 July 2017 10:19

bgw_301Robert Kraig and Sen. Chris Larson discuss the health care impasse in Washington, the innovative Democratic BadgerCare proposal, the state budget impasse, and why Wisconsin conservatives seem unable to govern.


STATEWIDE - This week Robert Kraig and special guest State Senator Chris Larson discuss the health care impasse in Washington and the innovative state bill announced this week by Legislative Democracts to open BadgerCare to everyone in Wisconsin as a public option.

They also discuss the bizarre Republican maneuver in the State Assembly on a bill to outlaw health insurance lifetime and annual limits. Does it show that health care be a big electoral issue for progressives?

Then we dig into the state budget impasse, and the reasons why the conservatives who dominate Wisconsin government seem unable to govern. Finally we speculate on the rumor about the infamous sweat shop company that makes iphones coming to Wisconsin. What kind of deal is Trump, Walker, and Robin Vos trying to cut and will it benefit Wisconsin workers?

Last Updated on Friday, 14 July 2017 11:16
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“Healthcare is working along very well” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Matt Brusky   
Saturday, 01 July 2017 10:43

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GOP failure this week to pass their draconian healthcare bill, Citizen Action Organizing Cooperatives, and more...


MILWAUKEE - We review the failed Senate Republican effort this week to hold a vote on their draconian healthcare bill. President Trump was optimistic saying, “healthcare is working along very well. We could have a big surprise with great a healthcare package... A great, great surprise.” Jorna highlights

Sen. Johnson’s disturbing comment comparing people with preexisting conditions to someone who has crashed their car and wants to buy auto insurance. We welcome Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative members, Lindsay Dorff (Green Bay) and Hans Breitenmoser (Merrill), to discuss their leadership in organizing citizen support for fair election maps and end to our current gerrymandered districts.

Jeff Smith, organizer for the Western Wisconsin Organizing Cooperative, joins us to talk about their fight against Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs.)  We also look at the new Marquette Poll which appears on the surface to show Gov. Walker gaining in popularity.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 July 2017 11:17
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