State Sen. Chris Larson

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Rushed Voucher Bill Passes GOP-led Senate
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Rushed Voucher Bill Passes GOP-led Senate

This bill was rapidly jammed through the full Senate.

Lock Your Doors, Protect Your Neighbors
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Lock Your Doors, Protect Your Neighbors

"Trump knows that Clarke will back bad policies that betray our values, harm our neighbors, and enforce policies that rip families apart. "

Recognizing Workers’ Memorial Day
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Recognizing Workers’ Memorial Day

"The right to organize, receive fair treatment, and work in safe conditions are fundamental values that we, as Americans, hold."

Right to Internet Privacy
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Right to Internet Privacy

"The reasonable expectation of privacy and the right to protect our sensitive personal information is a right important to all Wisconsinites."

We Are Stronger Together: Legislature Must Take a Stand Against Islamophobia and Hate After Brutal Attack
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We Are Stronger Together: Legislature Must Take a Stand Against Islamophobia and Hate After Brutal Attack

"We must continue to stand up against the misguided hate and violence being fueled by a loud but small minority"

GOP Demolishes Over 150 Years of Wisconsin Heritage
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GOP Demolishes Over 150 Years of Wisconsin Heritage

"Wisconsin Republicans continue to play pay-off politics with our water..."

Legislators Introduce the Jail Death Transparency Act
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Legislators Introduce the Jail Death Transparency Act

Current law is only applicable to law enforcement officers and does not hold correctional officers in city, county, and state correctional facilities to the same investigatory standards.

Irresponsible Republican Bill Proposes Arming Teens
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Irresponsible Republican Bill Proposes Arming Teens

"Instead of fighting this public health crisis, Republicans in control of the Legislature are proposing to give guns to teens with no training..."

Senator Chris Larson Proposes Fix to CBD Treatment Barriers
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Senator Chris Larson Proposes Fix to CBD Treatment Barriers

“We cannot keep writing out prescriptions without a way for families to fill them in Wisconsin.”

Statement from Senator Larson on Walker’s Budget Announcement
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Statement from Senator Larson on Walker’s Budget Announcement

"Walker and legislative Republicans have started another budget that favors wealthy campaign donors over our children."

Wisconsin Kids Still Shortchanged by Governor Walker
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Wisconsin Kids Still Shortchanged by Governor Walker

"Now, Walker is throwing handfuls of water at a fire he created - and expects everyone to cheer."

Senator Chris Larson Calls on U.S. Senator Ron Johnson to Oppose DeVos Nomination
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Senator Chris Larson Calls on U.S. Senator Ron Johnson to Oppose DeVos Nomination

"Betsy DeVos has proven that she supports the same kind of irresponsible policies that have and will continue to hurt the children of our great state. "

Wisconsin Lawmakers Join Nationwide Effort to Safeguard Abortion Rights
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Wisconsin Lawmakers Join Nationwide Effort to Safeguard Abortion Rights

"We can’t ignore science and return to back alley abortions and jailing women."

Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the State of the State
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Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the State of the State

“The only thing remarkable about his address is that anyone is bothering to listen.”

Sen. Larson Announces Committee Assignments for 2017-2018 Legislative Session
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Sen. Larson Announces Committee Assignments for 2017-2018 Legislative Session

“As a state senator and as a member of these important committees, I look forward to working with my neighbors and colleagues to support policies that will provide each of our neighbors the freedom to pursue the American Dream.”

Senator Chris Larson Echoes Congresswoman Moore’s Call for Investigation
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Senator Chris Larson Echoes Congresswoman Moore’s Call for Investigation

“Over the past six months, four families lost their loved ones due to Clarke’s gross mismanagement.”

Statement urging the resignation or removal of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke.
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Statement urging the resignation or removal of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke.

Today, Senator Chris Larson, Representative Jonathan Brostoff, and Representative Christine Sinicki released the following statement urging the resignation or removal of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke.

Statement on Redistricting Ruling
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Statement on Redistricting Ruling

“Voters should choose their politicians; politicians shouldn’t choose their voters."

Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the Department of Instruction Budget Proposal
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Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the Department of Instruction Budget Proposal

"This is a great plan to address the crisis created in our state’s schools.'

Community Action to Invest in Education
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Community Action to Invest in Education

“The future of our children is on the line.”

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling a Victory for Women and Families
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U.S. Supreme Court Ruling a Victory for Women and Families

“The Supreme Court has powerfully reaffirmed a woman’s constitutional right to make her own decisions about her health, family, and future, no matter her zip code.”

Statement on Milwaukee Residency Requirement Ruling
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Statement on Milwaukee Residency Requirement Ruling

“Decisions regarding residency requirements should be left to local communities to make.”

Thanks Congresswoman Moore for her Leadership
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Thanks Congresswoman Moore for her Leadership

“I applaud Congresswoman Moore and others who are willing to do whatever it takes to end the epidemic of gun violence in America.”

It’s Time to Take Action to Prevent Senseless Acts of Violence
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It’s Time to Take Action to Prevent Senseless Acts of Violence

"We must stand up to the gun lobby that refuses to change and we must reject excuses from politicians who refuse to make an effort to prevent future tragedies."

Statement on Milwaukee Bucks Labor Agreement
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Statement on Milwaukee Bucks Labor Agreement

“Permanent, living wage jobs to our neighbors who need them the most and the ability to unionize freely without interference or intimidation were paramount in getting support for the Bucks arena deal.”

The Numbers Don’t Lie: Wisconsin Loses Under GOP Failed Leadership
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The Numbers Don’t Lie: Wisconsin Loses Under GOP Failed Leadership

“With a losing streak this bad, it is clear our state needs a new playbook.”

Statement from Senator Larson on “Right to Work” Court Ruling
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Statement from Senator Larson on “Right to Work” Court Ruling

"Today is a huge victory for Wisconsin workers."

Chris Larson to Honor Federal Consent Decree Upon Taking Office
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Chris Larson to Honor Federal Consent Decree Upon Taking Office

More than 140 current County employees are affected by the 1980 Johnnie Jones Federal Consent Decree.

Larson Demands Abele Come Clean on Secret Domes Group
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Larson Demands Abele Come Clean on Secret Domes Group

“It's time for Abele to release the secret instructions, meeting records, and real mission of his Dome steering committee.”

Abele Admits to Secret Ongoing Land Sale Negotiations
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Abele Admits to Secret Ongoing Land Sale Negotiations

Senator Larson calls on Abele to come clean about all land sales, saying public has right to know

Larson Announces First Appointment as Milwaukee County Executive
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Larson Announces First Appointment as Milwaukee County Executive

Says he will appoint Jonette Arms Director of Department on Aging

Senator Larson calls on Chris Abele to Pull TV Ad
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Senator Larson calls on Chris Abele to Pull TV Ad

Urges media to stop airing unethical and false attack

State Senator Chris Larson Issues Statement on Last Week’s Exchange with Senator Taylor
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State Senator Chris Larson Issues Statement on Last Week’s Exchange with Senator Taylor

"Last Tuesday, as I was approaching the Senate chambers in the Capitol, I ran into Senator Taylor. She began yelling at me, which was followed by some heated words from both sides."

Resolving Estabrook Dam Issue Requires Leadership
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Resolving Estabrook Dam Issue Requires Leadership

"The lack of leadership from the county executive and his inability to work with local officials in a constructive manner has caused needless confusion about the future of the Estabrook Dam and a lack of action."

Senator Larson Asks: Who Pays to Clean Up Abele’s Mess?
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Senator Larson Asks: Who Pays to Clean Up Abele’s Mess?

“Despite the pageantry, there are problems.”

Abele’s Living Wage Veto: Still Wrong After Two Years
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Abele’s Living Wage Veto: Still Wrong After Two Years

Abele vetoed the Living Wage Ordinance, condemned it with misinformation, and went so far as to go to Madison to try and get Republicans to step in and subvert local control again.

Another Abele Election Year Conversion: Won’t Follow MPS Takeover Law
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Another Abele Election Year Conversion: Won’t Follow MPS Takeover Law

The law explicitly requires the commissioner to target a public school for transfer into the separate district and then initiate a request-for-proposal to determine who should run the school.

Senator Larson Demands County Executive Abele Pull False and Misleading TV Attack Ad
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Senator Larson Demands County Executive Abele Pull False and Misleading TV Attack Ad

Calls for Abele to Apologize to Community Leader and Milwaukee County Voters

State Senator Chris Larson Contrasts Abele’s Domes “Steering Committee” with Rush to Build the New Bucks Arena
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State Senator Chris Larson Contrasts Abele’s Domes “Steering Committee” with Rush to Build the New Bucks Arena

“Abele was happy to have County taxpayers pick up the $80 million tab for a couple of billionaires, but he doesn’t want to spend any public money on our Domes...”

State Senator Chris Larson Blasts Abele for Flawed Bucks Deal
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State Senator Chris Larson Blasts Abele for Flawed Bucks Deal

“To be clear, before he walked in the room, County taxpayers were on the hook for zero extra dollars."

Milwaukee Deputy Sheriffs Endorse Chris Larson for Milwaukee County Executive
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Milwaukee Deputy Sheriffs Endorse Chris Larson for Milwaukee County Executive

"I’m proud to accept their endorsement."

State Senator Chris Larson Proposes Property Tax Cuts for Milwaukee County Homeowners
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State Senator Chris Larson Proposes Property Tax Cuts for Milwaukee County Homeowners

Calls for shifting tax burden to protect parks, cultural assets, improve transit, and public safety.

State Senator Chris Larson Calls for Action to Preserve Mitchell Park Domes for Future Generations
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State Senator Chris Larson Calls for Action to Preserve Mitchell Park Domes for Future Generations

“If elected leaders can afford to spend millions on an arena for out-of-state billionaires, we can afford to preserve and protect cultural institutions important to our community.”

State Senator Chris Larson Draws Sharp Contrasts with Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele in Public Policy Forum Debate
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State Senator Chris Larson Draws Sharp Contrasts with Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele in Public Policy Forum Debate

The two candidates sparred over issues such as the County's structural deficit, mass transit funding, the future of the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex, County infrastructure, stewardship of County-owned parks, as well as the Sheriff's budget.

Larson Wins Big in Milwaukee County Executive Primary
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Larson Wins Big in Milwaukee County Executive Primary

“Our incredible showing in the primary is a clear statement from the voters that they are ready for new leadership in Milwaukee County government.”

Politifact Publishes Partisan Hit Piece Against Chris Larson
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Politifact Publishes Partisan Hit Piece Against Chris Larson

Larson is factually correct that Abele has vetoed this funding in the past and has generally opposed it.

Deferred Maintenance Threatens Future of Mitchell Park Domes
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Deferred Maintenance Threatens Future of Mitchell Park Domes

“I call on Chris Abele and regional leaders to join me in committing to do whatever it takes to keep our Mitchell Park Domes in Milwaukee for the next generation.”

Statement by Josh Kilroy, Chris Larson’s Campaign Manager
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Statement by Josh Kilroy, Chris Larson’s Campaign Manager

“We are shocked and saddened by this development. Our fervent hope is for justice and healing for all involved,” said Josh Kilroy.

New Poll Shows County Executive Race Close
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New Poll Shows County Executive Race Close

Poll Shows Abele Highly Unpopular, Larson within Striking Distance

Chris Abele Sends Campaign Dollars Out-Of-State
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Chris Abele Sends Campaign Dollars Out-Of-State

According to his campaign finance reports, Abele paid a Chicago-based direct mail firm, The Strategy Group, almost $300,000.

Civil Service Protections Need to be Restored
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Civil Service Protections Need to be Restored

The weakening of civil service protections can lead to cronyism and corruption.

Chris Larson Congratulates Deputy Graduating Class of 2016
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Chris Larson Congratulates Deputy Graduating Class of 2016

“Under Abele, we continue to fall short of our public safety goals.”

As Concerns Over Homelessness in Milwaukee Increase, Chris Larson Addresses County Executive Abele’s Insufficient Emergency Shelter Funding
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As Concerns Over Homelessness in Milwaukee Increase, Chris Larson Addresses County Executive Abele’s Insufficient Emergency Shelter Funding

“County Executive Abele has actually lectured homeless shelters on searching for other sources of funding while simultaneously requesting $100,000 taxpayer money to fund his private armed bodyguards.”

Chris Larson’s Statement on Corporate Interest Loophole in New Campaign Finance Law
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Chris Larson’s Statement on Corporate Interest Loophole in New Campaign Finance Law

"Wisconsin should follow our long tradition of open, transparent government. The latest changing of the rules by Republicans currently in power shuts the public out of what their government is up to and why."

Chris Larson Submits Maximum Amount of Signatures for Milwaukee County Executive Race
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Chris Larson Submits Maximum Amount of Signatures for Milwaukee County Executive Race

“Our grassroots movement is taking on incredible momentum.”

Statement from Senator Chris Larson on Drunk Driving Prevention Act
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Statement from Senator Chris Larson on Drunk Driving Prevention Act

This proposed legislation would require ignition interlock devices for all first-time OWI offenders.

Statement from Senator Chris Larson on Governor Walker’s Attempt to Reject Syrian Refugees
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Statement from Senator Chris Larson on Governor Walker’s Attempt to Reject Syrian Refugees

“I am proud to stand with President Obama in welcoming refugees fleeing a vicious civil war.”

Statement from Senator Chris Larson on Ensuring Wisconsin Workers Receive Fair Wages
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Statement from Senator Chris Larson on Ensuring Wisconsin Workers Receive Fair Wages

“Under Walker’s Wisconsin we are seeing stagnant wages, a shrinking middle class, and businesses fleeing our state.”

GOP Leaders Open the Floodgates for Corruption, Collusion, and Corporate Cash
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GOP Leaders Open the Floodgates for Corruption, Collusion, and Corporate Cash

“It is unconscionable that Republicans would want to further suppress the voice of Wisconsinites by allowing the wealthiest 1% and special interest influences to poison our political system.”

Statement from Senator Chris Larson on Fast-Tracking of Another Bill to Streamline Corruption in Wisconsin
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Statement from Senator Chris Larson on Fast-Tracking of Another Bill to Streamline Corruption in Wisconsin

“Legislative Republicans are betraying the public trust once again by inviting corruption into our state.”

Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the MPS Takeover Information Released by DPI
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Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the MPS Takeover Information Released by DPI

“One thing is clear after yesterday’s update, the misguided architects of this power grab have failed at their own game.”

Wisconsinites Aren’t Fooled by Walker
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Wisconsinites Aren’t Fooled by Walker

Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the Public Hearing to Gut Civil Service Protections

Wisconsin Loses Relentless Advocate for Wisconsin’s Middle Class
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Wisconsin Loses Relentless Advocate for Wisconsin’s Middle Class

The following is a statement from State Senator Chris Larson on the tragic loss of Marty Beil.

Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the Caterpillar Announcement to Cut Jobs
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Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the Caterpillar Announcement to Cut Jobs

“Walker’s Wisconsin already has the fastest shrinking middle class in the U.S., is last in the nation for new business startups, and lags in job creation.”

Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the State of Education Address
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Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the State of Education Address

"The most-recent voucher school to close its doors did so just nine days into the school year"

Senate Approves Bucks Arena Deal
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Senate Approves Bucks Arena Deal

Statement from Senator Chris Larson On Passage of Arena Deal For Milwaukee

Republicans betray Wisconsinites by passing a state budget that fails to invest in our traditional, shared values
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Republicans betray Wisconsinites by passing a state budget that fails to invest in our traditional, shared values

Statement from Senator Larson on Passage of Republican’s Backwards Budget

Statement from Senator Larson on Budget Secrecy
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Statement from Senator Larson on Budget Secrecy

Republicans attempt to outrun public scrutiny

Statement from State Senator Chris Larson on the Assembly Republicans’ Arena Proposal
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Statement from State Senator Chris Larson on the Assembly Republicans’ Arena Proposal

“Democrats remain willing to work with Republicans on the arena deal, however, it is disappointing that our continuous calls for inclusion have been ignored.”

Statement from State Senator Chris Larson on Affirmation of Marriage Equality For All
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Statement from State Senator Chris Larson on Affirmation of Marriage Equality For All

“Today, love wins once again nationwide for all Americans. ”

Republicans put ideology before the lives of women yet again
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Republicans put ideology before the lives of women yet again

Statement from Sen. Larson on GOP’s Abortion Ban

Republicans Continue Pattern of Underfunding, Undermining, and Devaluing Our Children’s Education
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Republicans Continue Pattern of Underfunding, Undermining, and Devaluing Our Children’s Education

Sen. Harris Dodd and Sen. Larson Statement on Joint Finance Action on K12 Education

Republicans attempted power grab crumbles under a poorly built foundation
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Republicans attempted power grab crumbles under a poorly built foundation

Statement from Sen. Larson on GOP’s Failed Attempt to Repeal Prevailing Wage in Wisconsin

Republicans need to look past ideology and work with Democrats to fix Wisconsin’s budget crisis
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Republicans need to look past ideology and work with Democrats to fix Wisconsin’s budget crisis

Statement from Sen. Larson on No New Revenue for State Budget

Statement from Sen. Larson on GOP Hearing to Repeal the State Prevailing Wage Law
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Statement from Sen. Larson on GOP Hearing to Repeal the State Prevailing Wage Law

Republicans push for lower pay and less skill for Wisconsin workers and their families.

Statement from Sen. Larson on GOP Repealing 48-hour Cooling-off Period for Gun Purchases
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Statement from Sen. Larson on GOP Repealing 48-hour Cooling-off Period for Gun Purchases

Republicans choose to ignore public safety need, side with special interest groups