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Matt Flynn Criticizes Plan to Reduce Salaries of State Legislators PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Forward with Flynn, Bryan Kennedy   
Friday, 15 June 2018 14:21

matt-flynnQuestions why fellow Democratic candidate Tony Evers is adopting Scott Walker's tactics on wages.


MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Matt Flynn made the following statement Thursday criticizing a recent proposal to reduce the salaries of Wisconsin's state legislators.

"Why is a Democrat adopting Scott Walker tactics on wages?

"This week saw a proposal from one of my Democratic opponents to lower legislator pay to match that of a starting teacher in Wisconsin. This is a Walker-style tactic to pit the public against their own elected officials.

"Since Scott Walker took office, his mission has been to drive down wages in our state. With Act 10, so-called Right-to-Work legislation, ending Prevailing Wage, and refusing to raise the minimum wage, Walker has put a cap on wages. The median wage in Wisconsin, adjusted for inflation, is lower now than it was under Governor Jim Doyle. 

"Walker has pitted private sector workers against public sector workers. Now, a fellow Democrat proposes to use the same divide-and-conquer tactics to pit the people against their representatives. I disagree.

"We need a Governor who will lift wages in Wisconsin. We need someone who will repeal Act 10 and Right-to-Work, bring back Prevailing Wage, and raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. We need someone who will put in place policies to make everyone do better—not drag everyone down.

"I get it—this was an election year stunt, much like Governor Walker's recent property tax stunt. But Wisconsinites don't need political stunts. They need higher wages.

"Teachers should have their starting salaries raised, and repealing Act 10 will enable bargaining for wages, hours, and working conditions to make that happen. 

"Furthermore, legislators should be full-time public servants. If legislator pay is lowered, only the wealthy will run for office because only they can afford to serve part-time for little pay. 

"Wisconsinites are tired of suffering from stagnant wages, and where people work two or three jobs to make ends meet. We have to get rid of the divisions that pit neighbor against neighbor. Democrats' goal is to raise everyone's wages, not to lower them."

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Matt Flynn is a Navy veteran, attorney, and former Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. He graduated from law school at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

For additional information, visit www.ForwardWithFlynn.com.

 
Sieber On Local Win for Calab Frostman PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by GBP Staff   
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 23:44

tomsieberNew face in 88th AD race congratulates Frostman on win Tuesday, says it’s time to reclaim the Wisconsin idea and move forward.


caleb-frostmanGREEN BAY - “Congratulations to Senator Elect Frostman," said Tom Sieber, Democratic candidate for the 88th Assembly District in a press release Tuesday.

"The victory tonight sends a clear message; it’s time to reclaim the Wisconsin idea," said Sieber. "The idea that we will grow local business and protect the environment. The idea that affords the next generation with the best education and opportunities possible. The idea that our community knows what is best, and not enormous multi-nationals corporations paying off politicians to collect corporate welfare."

"The time for change is now," concludes Sieber. "Some of the state is waiting until November to move forward. Here, in the 88th district we are already hard at work. No more dirty business. No more dirty air and water standards. And, no more dirty politics. We are the future of the Wisconsin idea and we are here to stay."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 June 2018 16:16
 
Republican Special Election Candidates Are Staunchly Anti-health Care PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Melanie Conklin   
Saturday, 09 June 2018 14:10

andre-jacqueDemocratic candidates in both Green Bay, Door & Kewaunee Co. area Senate District 1 and Central Wisconsin Assembly District 42 promise to fight for affordable, quality health care for all. Be sure to vote this Tuesday, June 12.

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 June 2018 15:18
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