State Rep. Chris Taylor

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GOP shows, once again, “anything goes” when it comes to guns
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GOP shows, once again, “anything goes” when it comes to guns

..."here we are, making it easier for dangerous people to carry concealed weapons."

Op Ed: ALEC Wants New U.S. Constitution
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ALEC Wants New U.S. Constitution

Corporate-funded right-wing group is driving force for constitutional convention.

Op Ed: Democrats’ Tax Proposal Helps Middle Class
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Democrats’ Tax Proposal Helps Middle Class

Ends Walker’s giveaway to wealthy, extends tax relief to poor, middle class.

Subeck and Taylor Unveil Middle Class Tax Cut Legislation
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Subeck and Taylor Unveil Middle Class Tax Cut Legislation

Wisconsin needs an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top

No Winners in Tony Robinson Tragedy, But There is a Way Forward
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No Winners in Tony Robinson Tragedy, But There is a Way Forward

Yesterday, Tony’s family settled a lawsuit against the city for $3.35 million.

Gov. Walker’s Risky Self-Insurance Scheme: More Chaos and Higher Costs
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Gov. Walker’s Risky Self-Insurance Scheme: More Chaos and Higher Costs

In a self-insurance model, the state is on the hook for the actual costs and liability of the health care covered employees receive.

Legislators Call on Governor Walker to do  More to Combat Childhood Lead Poisoning
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Legislators Call on Governor Walker to do More to Combat Childhood Lead Poisoning

Lead poisoning, especially in children under 6, causes a lifetime of health and behavioral issues, including reduced intelligence, learning disabilities, and developmental delays.

Taylor Slams Walker for Pitting School Kids Against Educators
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Taylor Slams Walker for Pitting School Kids Against Educators

Increases in per pupil funding dependent on slashing educator compensation for some districts

Let the Public Decide on Medical Marijuana
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Let the Public Decide on Medical Marijuana

Introduces legislation calling for statewide referendum

The Truth about Self-Insurance
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The Truth about Self-Insurance

States like North Carolina have seen a $200+ million budget deficit due to an accumulation of unexpected claims when shifting to a self-insurance model.

Rhetoric vs. Reality: The Wisconsin GOP Hurts Wisconsin Women
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Rhetoric vs. Reality: The Wisconsin GOP Hurts Wisconsin Women

In 2015, they voted to turn down millions in federal funding for women's health providers.

Op-Ed: Poisoned Politics
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Poisoned Politics

Gov. Walker and legislative Republicans' lead poisoning agenda should sicken us all.

Op-Ed: ALEC’s Dark Money Game
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ALEC’s Dark Money Game

Eric O'Keefe speaks at ALEC conference, Wisconsin seen as model for the nation.

Coming Soon: More Right Wing Litigation
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Coming Soon: More Right Wing Litigation

Starring newly formed Center for Competitive Federalism

Mr. Speaker, Repeal that Law!
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Mr. Speaker, Repeal that Law!

Unconstitutional attack on women’s health should be stricken from state law

Op-Ed: Ron Johnson and State’s Infrastructure Decline
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Ron Johnson and State’s Infrastructure Decline

He’s regularly voted against federal funding for roads, bridges, railways, airports

Op-Ed: Guns. Again. Our Response?
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Guns. Again. Our Response?

85% of state residents support background checks for all gun purchases. It’s time for action.

Congress: Whose side are you on – The people’s or terrorists’?
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Congress: Whose side are you on – The people’s or terrorists’?

Rep. Terese Berceau, Rep. Melissa Sargent, Rep. Lisa Subeck, and Rep. Chris Taylor released the following joint statement.

Commonsense Prevails… For Now
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Commonsense Prevails… For Now

"While we may have won the battle today, we have seen attempts from Governor Walker and legislative Republicans to resurrect their unpopular and ineffective policies despite their initial failure and massive public opposition."

Republicans Continue to Sell Wisconsin Long-Term Care to the Highest Bidder
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Republicans Continue to Sell Wisconsin Long-Term Care to the Highest Bidder

No evidence to demonstrate the need to overhaul Family Care and upend the lives of 60,000

The GOP Blame Game Continues
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The GOP Blame Game Continues

Walker again refuses to accept responsibility for state’s abysmal economic performance

Rep. Taylor Responds to Latest GOP Divide and Conquer Tactics
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Rep. Taylor Responds to Latest GOP Divide and Conquer Tactics

GOP Returns to attacking UW Faculty & Staff, again

State Must Take Immediate Action to Address Lead Poisoning of Wisconsin Children
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State Must Take Immediate Action to Address Lead Poisoning of Wisconsin Children

Outdated standards and testing procedures pose public health threat

Rep. Taylor Urges JFC to Approve Funds for Voter ID Information Campaign
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Rep. Taylor Urges JFC to Approve Funds for Voter ID Information Campaign

“I’m deeply disappointed that Governor Walker felt the need to blame the victims of one of the most extreme Voter ID laws in the country...”

Op-Ed: State’s New Legal Gun on ALEC’s Team?
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State’s New Legal Gun on ALEC’s Team?

New Solicitor General handling cases against EPA, Obamacare and abortion access.

Rep. Taylor Urges GAB to Request Critical Funds for Voter ID Information Campaign
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Rep. Taylor Urges GAB to Request Critical Funds for Voter ID Information Campaign

Legislature has an obligation to fund needed campaign

Taylor, Stakeholders Call on GOP to Fund Voter ID Information Campaign
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Taylor, Stakeholders Call on GOP to Fund Voter ID Information Campaign

Campaign required as state prepares for 1 million additional voters in November

Op-Ed: Domination Through Voter Suppression
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Domination Through Voter Suppression

Republicans use gerrymandering and Voter ID confusion to win with fewer votes.

Why is the GOP Obsessed with Making it Harder to Vote?
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Why is the GOP Obsessed with Making it Harder to Vote?

Legislative Republicans fail to fund Voter ID education campaign

Op-Ed: Does Justice Bradley Oppose Birth Control?
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Does Justice Bradley Oppose Birth Control?

There’s no evidence she’s ever repudiated her past statements against some forms of contraception.

Where is Justice Rebecca Bradley’s Apology to Women?
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Where is Justice Rebecca Bradley’s Apology to Women?

Exposed LGBTQ tirade is just the tip of Bradley’s iceberg of hate

Tony Robinson 1 year later
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Tony Robinson 1 year later

It has been one year since Tony Robinson was killed.

Taylor Calls on Assembly Jobs Committee to Take Action
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Taylor Calls on Assembly Jobs Committee to Take Action

Following latest WEDC scandal, Jobs Committee needs to do their job

Liquid Nicotine Regulations Signed Into Law
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Liquid Nicotine Regulations Signed Into Law

Liquid nicotine is a toxic substance, a tiny amount of which can kill a small child.

Legislature Votes to Protect Victims of Domestic Abuse
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Legislature Votes to Protect Victims of Domestic Abuse

Kleefisch/Taylor legislation passes with strong bipartisan support

Reps Taylor & Johnson Circulate Lead Testing Bill
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Reps Taylor & Johnson Circulate Lead Testing Bill

LRB 4694 brings Wisconsin in line with CDC recommendations.

Rep. Taylor Proposes Updates to Officer-Involved Death Law
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Rep. Taylor Proposes Updates to Officer-Involved Death Law

Measures will enhance independence, accountability

Attacking Planned Parenthood = Attacking Women
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Attacking Planned Parenthood = Attacking Women

Make no mistake, when this legislature attacks PPWI, they are really attacking women’s ability to access life-saving health care...

Blank Checks OK for Campaign Donors, but not our Public School Children
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Blank Checks OK for Campaign Donors, but not our Public School Children

“Since taking office, Governor Walker and legislative Republicans have cut $2 BILLION from our public schools, UW System and technical colleges...”

What You Didn’t Hear in GOP State of the State
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What You Didn’t Hear in GOP State of the State

Day after speech, Senate GOP to vote against Wisconsin women

State of Governor Walker’s Wisconsin: Low Wages and Stagnant Job Creation
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State of Governor Walker’s Wisconsin: Low Wages and Stagnant Job Creation

“Tonight we heard Governor Walker’s plan for Divide and Conquer 2.0”

Public Hearing Held on Liquid Nicotine Safety Caps
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Public Hearing Held on Liquid Nicotine Safety Caps

Rep. Kerman & Rep. Taylor Joint Statement on Liquid Nicotine Safety Caps Bill

Rep. Taylor Praises President Obama’s Actions to Curb Gun Violence
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Rep. Taylor Praises President Obama’s Actions to Curb Gun Violence

"As I’ve said all along, if more guns made us safer, we would be the safest country in the world."

Rep. Gannon calls for a vigilante uprising
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Rep. Gannon calls for a vigilante uprising

“Representative Gannon also makes a dangerous and misguided call for guns to be available on our college campuses.”

Bogus WPRI-funded Research Released
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Bogus WPRI-funded Research Released

Researcher failed to disclose source of funding, included leading questions

Infant Safety Seat Legislation Passes Transportation Committee
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Infant Safety Seat Legislation Passes Transportation Committee

Assembly Bill 400 is available to be scheduled for a vote before the full Assembly when they reconvene in January.

Hansen, Shankland and Taylor to Introduce WEDC Anti-Corporate Fraud Legislation
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Hansen, Shankland and Taylor to Introduce WEDC Anti-Corporate Fraud Legislation

Legislation would create new felonies for corporate welfare fraud and WEDC specific fraud hotline

Op-Ed: Republicans Ransack Civil Service System
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Republicans Ransack Civil Service System

Cronyism is seeping into our government.

Infant Safety Seat Legislation Moves Forward
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Infant Safety Seat Legislation Moves Forward

Assembly Committee on Transportation Holds Public Hearing

Wisconsin Children’s Outdoor Heritage Resolution Passes Legislature
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Wisconsin Children’s Outdoor Heritage Resolution Passes Legislature

The legislature passed a bipartisan resolution recognizing the importance of children’s access to Wisconsin’s outdoor resources and activities.

GOP Pass Their Corruption Agenda
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GOP Pass Their Corruption Agenda

Allowing unlimited corporate dollars in elections while dismantling nonpartisan GAB watchdog shows GOP agenda

Will Republicans Get Serious About Gun Violence?
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Will Republicans Get Serious About Gun Violence?

Rep. Taylor’s Statement on Rep. Kremer’s Proposal for Guns on UW Campuses

Op-Ed: State’s Biomedical Industry Threatened
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State’s Biomedical Industry Threatened

Assembly bill could kill industry with 100,000 workers and $27 billion annual impact.

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced Modernizing Infant Passenger Safety Laws
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Bipartisan Legislation Introduced Modernizing Infant Passenger Safety Laws

September 13-19 is National Child Passenger Safety Week.

Legislative Republicans turn their attack to birth control
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Legislative Republicans turn their attack to birth control

Assembly Bill 310 would exclude most Wisconsin women’s health centers from the federal Title X funding.

Op-Ed: ALEC Aims to Privatize All Schools
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ALEC Aims to Privatize All Schools

Wisconsin follows its lead but Nevada's sweeping law sends shock waves.

Op-Ed: The Attack on Planned Parenthood
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The Attack on Planned Parenthood

Abortion opponents harass clinic staff and oppose birth control.

State Budget Finale: Tax Breaks for the Rich, Potholes for our Roads and Secrecy for Politicians
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State Budget Finale: Tax Breaks for the Rich, Potholes for our Roads and Secrecy for Politicians

Despite a media backlash when Republicans previously announced more tax breaks for the wealthy, the GOP proceeded ahead and cut taxes for individuals who make more than $200,000 a year.

Sen. Taylor statement on SCOTUS same sex-marriage ruling
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Sen. Taylor statement on SCOTUS same sex-marriage ruling

“Today, the Supreme Court reaffirmed that our rights aren’t based on who we love, but rather on the principals of freedom, fairness and justice for all Americans.”

Rep. Chris Taylor’s Statement on Marriage Equality Decision
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Rep. Chris Taylor’s Statement on Marriage Equality Decision

"Love is love, regardless of a person’s gender, sexual orientation, race, social or economic status. "

The Final Countdown
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The Final Countdown

“This budget is like the Titanic."

Republicans Sell Out Funding Public Schools for More Tax Giveaways to Rich
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Republicans Sell Out Funding Public Schools for More Tax Giveaways to Rich

According to the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau, Republicans have spent $1.9 billion in various tax giveaways between 2011 and 2014.

Republicans Continue Assault on Our Public School System
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Republicans Continue Assault on Our Public School System

OK $250 mil cut to UW System while gutting tenure, shared governance

Taylor Challenges GOP Lawmakers: Do the Right Thing
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Taylor Challenges GOP Lawmakers: Do the Right Thing

Encourages lawmakers to preserve Wisconsin’s SeniorCare program

Private School Vouchers Win Big at Expense of Public Schools
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Private School Vouchers Win Big at Expense of Public Schools

Rep.Taylor Statement on Private School Voucher Expansion

Earth Day or April Fools Day?
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Earth Day or April Fools Day?

"The wealth of the nation is its air, water, soil, forests, minerals, rivers, lakes, oceans, scenic beauty, wildlife habitats and biodiversity… that’s all there is."

Think Indiana-style discrimination law couldn’t happen here? Think again.
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Think Indiana-style discrimination law couldn’t happen here? Think again.

“We should be ever vigilant as lawmakers to avoid writing hate and discrimination into our laws.”

Republicans pass harmful Union busting, low-wage bill
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Republicans pass harmful Union busting, low-wage bill

“What the last twenty-four hours once again reveals is that the priorities of Governor Walker and legislative Republicans are wrong for Wisconsin.”

JFC economic development briefings briefly gave me hope, and then not so much
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JFC economic development briefings briefly gave me hope, and then not so much

"If voters in Iowa think our federal deficit is too high, just imagine what Governor Walker and his economic team in Wisconsin will do to it!"

JFC begins briefings on “crisis budget”
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JFC begins briefings on “crisis budget”

"Today’s hearing created more questions than were asked."

Rep. Taylor’s statement on GOP desperate budget ruse
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Rep. Taylor’s statement on GOP desperate budget ruse

"Governor Walker hit the nail on the head when he called a Right to Work debate a ‘distraction.’"

Walker proposes staggering cuts to UW System
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Walker proposes staggering cuts to UW System

Proposal hurts Wisconsin students and families

Rep. Taylor’s statement on Walker’s budget deficit
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Rep. Taylor’s statement on Walker’s budget deficit

Latest Fiscal Bureau analysis shows $283.4 million deficit

Rep. Taylor statement on Joint Finance Committee appointment
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Rep. Taylor statement on Joint Finance Committee appointment

Rep. Chris Taylor released the following statement on her appointment to the Joint Committee on Finance

Rep. Taylor’s statement on Dontre Hamilton Case
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Rep. Taylor’s statement on Dontre Hamilton Case

"Our new law also requires that when no charging decisions are issued following an officer-involved death, the criminal report must be released to the public."

Rep. Taylor to GOP: Where’s the “aggressive” jobs agenda?
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Rep. Taylor to GOP: Where’s the “aggressive” jobs agenda?

State Rep. Chris Taylor called out Governor Scott Walker and legislative Republicans for their post-election out of the gate “aggressive” legislative agenda.

Op-Ed: The Inside Story on ALEC
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The Inside Story on ALEC

Rep. Chris Taylor attends conference to detail the agenda and techniques of the corporate-funded group.

Bipartisan drone bill signed into law
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Bipartisan drone bill signed into law

Today, Governor Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 196, the Drone Privacy Protection Act, into law.

SCOTUS sells elections to highest bidder
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SCOTUS sells elections to highest bidder

Today, the US Supreme Court issued a ruling in McCutcheon V. Federal Election Commission, which strikes down aggregate limits on federal campaign contributions.

Rep. Taylor on Walker’s signing of early voting restriction bill
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Rep. Taylor on Walker’s signing of early voting restriction bill

Today, Governor Scott Walker partially vetoed Senate Bill 324, which reduces voters’ access to in-person early voting at their municipal clerk’s office.

Rep. Taylor’s statement on ALEC Mesothelioma bill
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Rep. Taylor’s statement on ALEC Mesothelioma bill

Today, the Republican controlled Assembly passed Assembly Bill 19, a bill to limit Mesothelioma victims’ access to courts after extensive exposure to asbestos.

Rep. Chris Taylor statement on GOP block of potentially life-saving oral chemotherapy bill
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Rep. Chris Taylor statement on GOP block of potentially life-saving oral chemotherapy bill

Today, Assembly Republicans refused to take up Assembly Bill 392, a bill that requires health insurance plans which cover chemotherapy also cover oral chemotherapy.

Pregnancy Protection Package introduced into Assembly
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Pregnancy Protection Package introduced into Assembly

3 bills would ensure pregnant women retain their rights

Rep. Taylor statement on living wage preemption bill
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Rep. Taylor statement on living wage preemption bill

Today, the Wisconsin State Assembly passed Assembly Bill 750, which would preempt Dane County’s local living wage ordinance and impact the city of Madison’s living wage ordinance.

Bipartisan Assembly Bill 409 passes Assembly
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Bipartisan Assembly Bill 409 passes Assembly

Bill requires independent investigations of officer-involved deaths

Bill Gutting Living Wage Laws Moves Forward
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Bill Gutting Living Wage Laws Moves Forward

Today, Republicans in the Assembly Labor Committee passed Assembly Bill 750.

DOJ must stop prosecuting unconstitutional tickets
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DOJ must stop prosecuting unconstitutional tickets

“Considering yesterday’s ruling, the DOJ must immediately dismiss all of the approximately 400 remaining frivolous citations.

Rep. Chris Taylor statement on AJR-81, latest ALEC scheme to hit Wisconsin
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Rep. Chris Taylor statement on AJR-81, latest ALEC scheme to hit Wisconsin

Yesterday, Assembly Joint Resolution (AJR) 81 passed out of the Committee on Campaigns and Elections on a party-line vote.

Rep. Taylor statement on child support and placement bill
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Rep. Taylor statement on child support and placement bill

Today, the Assembly Family Law Committee announced it will pull Assembly Bill 540 from tomorrow’s public hearing agenda.

Rep. Taylor’s statement on GOP rejection of BadgerCare expansion
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Rep. Taylor’s statement on GOP rejection of BadgerCare expansion

Today, Republicans rejected an attempt by Assembly Democrats to accept billions of federal dollars to provide health care access for 83,000 Wisconsinites living in poverty.

Rep. Taylor to Gov. Walker: You don’t have to kick anyone off BadgerCare Plus
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Rep. Taylor to Gov. Walker: You don’t have to kick anyone off BadgerCare Plus

Governor Walker announced that he will call for a special session to give mothers and other individuals he is kicking off health care more time to transition to the Affordable Care Act.

Taylor statement on passage of AB 139 and the gutting of patient-centered informed consent law
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Taylor statement on passage of AB 139 and the gutting of patient-centered informed consent law

Today, the State Assembly passed Assembly Bill 139, which changes a patient centered informed consent law, in which patients must be told medical information about treatment options to a physician-centered standard based on a physician’s subjective beliefs.

Rep. Taylor statement on Attorney General campaign
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Rep. Taylor statement on Attorney General campaign

”I love my job as a state representative.”

Rep. Taylor statement on special session property tax bill
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Rep. Taylor statement on special session property tax bill

“This bill continues the bad policies of Scott Walker and legislative Republicans that benefit the wealthiest individuals on the backs of hard-working Wisconsin families and children.”

Taylor statement on free speech settlement
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Taylor statement on free speech settlement

The Wisconsin Department of Administration and the American Civil Liberties Union announced a settlement in the ACLU’s lawsuit against the state over illegal permitting policies that restrict free speech at the State Capitol.

Rep. Taylor statement on PSC rejection of solar
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Rep. Taylor statement on PSC rejection of solar

The Wisconsin Public Service Commission recently suspended the Focus on Energy program’s solar electric and solar hot water incentives for the remainder of the year for Wisconsin home projects.

Taylor statement on DOJ release of protesters’ private data
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Taylor statement on DOJ release of protesters’ private data

Walker protestors who’ve been cited by the Capitol Police at the noon-time Solidarity Sing-Alongs were provided private information about other protestors, including home addresses and social security numbers.

Capitol Police unlawfully arrest peaceful singers
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Capitol Police unlawfully arrest peaceful singers

This afternoon, the Wisconsin Capitol Police issued approximately 40 citations resulting from a peaceful gathering in the Capitol rotunda, according to observers.

Repeal of forced ultrasound bill introduced
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Repeal of forced ultrasound bill introduced

Democratic legislators vow to continue fight

Victory for free speech in State Capitol
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Victory for free speech in State Capitol

Unconstitutional Capitol access policies struck down

Rep. Chris Taylor applauds gay rights rulings
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Rep. Chris Taylor applauds gay rights rulings

Today, the United States Supreme Court issued two rulings that will impact how states and our nation treat same-sex families.

Rep. Chris Taylor statement on Voting Rights Act decision
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Rep. Chris Taylor statement on Voting Rights Act decision

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court, in a 5 to 4 decision, overturned the heart of the Voting Rights Act, an historic civil rights law that seeks to pro-actively remedy the persistent disenfranchisement of African-Americans.

GOP budget bad for Wisconsinites
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GOP budget bad for Wisconsinites

Special interest giveaways create $505 million deficit at expense of children and middle-class

Rep. Chris Taylor’s statement on Democrats’ proposal supporting funding for our public school children
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Rep. Chris Taylor’s statement on Democrats’ proposal supporting funding for our public school children

Today, Democratic lawmakers, standing with State Superintendent Tony Evers, laid out a responsible, fair funding proposal for the approximate 870,000 school children throughout Wisconsin who attend public schools.

GOP passes forced ultrasound bill
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GOP passes forced ultrasound bill

Additional unprecedented attacks on birth control move forward

Walker celebrates having a job while many others lose theirs
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Walker celebrates having a job while many others lose theirs

Philly Fed reserve ranks WI 49th in economic growth.

Rep. Taylor statement on tomorrow’s major budget action
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Rep. Taylor statement on tomorrow’s major budget action

"Tomorrow’s actions will likely show that this budget isn’t for working families, women or children."

Rep. Taylor to GOP: Put your Dom Pérignon back on ice
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Rep. Taylor to GOP: Put your Dom Pérignon back on ice

Today the Wisconsin 4th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a district judge who ruled the Republican voter ID law is unconstitutional.

GOP advances extreme social agenda
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GOP advances extreme social agenda

Limits on birth control, workers’ rights considered

Rep. Taylor Condemns Attack on Students’ Rights
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Rep. Taylor Condemns Attack on Students’ Rights

Last week, the Joint Committee on Finance voted in favor of motion #434, which eliminated the funding mechanism for the United Council of UW Students.

GOP introduces flurry of bills attacking women’s health
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GOP introduces flurry of bills attacking women’s health

Rep. Taylor calls for focus on fixing the state budget

Rep. Taylor statement on voucher petition drive
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Rep. Taylor statement on voucher petition drive

Democratic lawmakers delivered 16,809 petitions to Governor Scott Walker and state budget committee co-chairs.

Rep. Taylor joins statewide petition drive against private voucher school expansion
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Rep. Taylor joins statewide petition drive against private voucher school expansion

“Governor Walker gave our public schools the largest cut in state history in his first budget.”