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Posted by Mark Miller, State Senator 16th District
Mark Miller, State Senator 16th District
Mark F. Miller (D-Monona) is serving his third term in the Wisconsin Senate. He
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on Wednesday, 08 November 2017 in Wisconsin

mining_wisconsin_senateMADISON, November 7, 2017 - Today’s Senate session had one theme. Danger.

Senate Republicans passed several egregious bills today that do nothing to better the lives of Wisconsinites, but rather put them at risk.

There is no logical reason to make recounts for elections harder, except it consolidates power for those who hold it. There is no fathomable reason to put a gun in the hands of a toddler, except it benefits the gun lobby. There is no sensible reason to call a constitutional convention, except it benefits the billionaires who promote it to skew the playing field. There is no rational reason to allow acid mining in Wisconsin, except a foreign company really wants it. There are no comprehensible reasons for any of these things and yet, here we are.

These are dangerous policies at best. Wisconsin deserves better. In the words of Justice Antonin Scalia: “I certainly would not want a Constitutional Convention. Whoa! Who knows what would come out of it? A Constitutional Convention is a horrible idea.” Those poignant words cover a multitude of sins.”

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Mark F. Miller (D-Monona) is serving his third term in the Wisconsin Senate. He represents the 16th Senate District in Dane County. He was elected in 2004 and re-elected in 2008 and 2012.



Senator Miller serves on the Senate Committee on Elections and Urban Affairs, the Senate Committee on Energy, Consumer Protection and Government Reform, and the Senate Committee on Natural Resources. He is the former Senate Democratic Leader and the former Senate Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Finance.

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