State Rep. Josh Zepnick

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Representative Zepnick Supports Marcy’s Law for Wisconsin
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Representative Zepnick Supports Marcy’s Law for Wisconsin

“Protecting victim’s rights is of the utmost importance to ensuring justice.”

Representative Zepnick Concerned About Legislation Authorizing Constitutional Convention
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Representative Zepnick Concerned About Legislation Authorizing Constitutional Convention

There is probably not a worse time to have a constitutional convention in our nation

Op Ed: Walker Should Emulate Kasich On Energy
Op Ed

Walker Should Emulate Kasich On Energy

Wisconsin should do more to embrace alternative energy as economic tool.

Op Ed: Rebuild The Domes
Op Ed

Rebuild The Domes

Joint city-county-state effort should rebuild domes and maximize its tourism potential.

Rep. Zepnick Speaks at Milwaukee Domes Grand Re-Opening, Calls for Community Engagement on Domes’ Next Steps
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Rep. Zepnick Speaks at Milwaukee Domes Grand Re-Opening, Calls for Community Engagement on Domes’ Next Steps

The grand re-opening event held today was a daylong celebration that included live Christmas music and a holiday floral show.

State Representative Josh Zepnick Applauds Milwaukee County Transportation Budget Proposal
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State Representative Josh Zepnick Applauds Milwaukee County Transportation Budget Proposal

“My colleagues at the state level should recognize the burden being placed on cities and counties across the state and provide a sustainable transportation fix.”

Zepnick Supports Consumer Protection Policies That Lessen Predatory Lending
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Zepnick Supports Consumer Protection Policies That Lessen Predatory Lending

There are currently no restrictions in Wisconsin preventing payday and car title lenders from gouging customers with high interest rates

Mayor Tom Barrett endorses ReElection of State Representative Josh Zepnick, cites leadership on workforce development
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Mayor Tom Barrett endorses ReElection of State Representative Josh Zepnick, cites leadership on workforce development

Representative Zepnick is a former Chair of the Milwaukee Delegation and has served two Governors on the Council on Workforce Investment.

Representative Zepnick Attends UMOS Candidate Forum
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Representative Zepnick Attends UMOS Candidate Forum

Opponent Cabrera is a NoShow, Holds Campaign Fundraiser Instead

State Representative Zepnick named League of Conservation Voters “Conservation Champion” with 100% voting record
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State Representative Zepnick named League of Conservation Voters “Conservation Champion” with 100% voting record

Zepnick is the most senior member of the Energy and Utilities Committee and co-authored the Clean Energy Jobs Act which stalled in the State Senate in 2010.

South Side State Representative Josh Zepnick Calls on Leon’s Owner to Rescind Policy Requiring English-Only Communications
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South Side State Representative Josh Zepnick Calls on Leon’s Owner to Rescind Policy Requiring English-Only Communications

Zepnick wants owner Ron Schneider to immediately rescind the policy and establish a reasonable set of expectations that addresses both customer service efficiency and treating everyone with respect regardless of their ethnic background.

Rep. Zepnick Calls for Legislative Action on I-94 Corridor Construction
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Rep. Zepnick Calls for Legislative Action on I-94 Corridor Construction

The overall goals of construction must be: reduced speeding, safer pedestrian and biking routes, and examination of transit only lanes to calm fast-moving traffic that is entering/exiting the Interstate system.

Rep. Zepnick joins Mayor Barrett and neighborhood leaders to celebrate improved roads near National Ave., Layton Blvd., and S. 27th St.
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Rep. Zepnick joins Mayor Barrett and neighborhood leaders to celebrate improved roads near National Ave., Layton Blvd., and S. 27th St.

Two projects possible through nearly $4 million secured by State Rep. Zepnick

Transportation borrowing in Wisconsin is out of control
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Transportation borrowing in Wisconsin is out of control

New revenue is needed now while gas prices are at an all-time low

Op-Ed: Family Leave is Necessary for Wisconsin
Op-Ed

Family Leave is Necessary for Wisconsin

It helps families and doesn't cost more for companies. Legislation requiring would be a win win.

Transportation Funding too Important to Wait
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Transportation Funding too Important to Wait

“Unfortunately, Republicans in Madison aren’t interested in making decisions. Wisconsin deserves answers, and solutions.”

Rep. Zepnick: Calls for Federal Investigation of BP’s Oil Refinery
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Rep. Zepnick: Calls for Federal Investigation of BP’s Oil Refinery

Calls on Department of Energy to aid in getting refinery up and running

Zepnick’s leadership shines through
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Zepnick’s leadership shines through

Rep. Zepnick Statement on Milwaukee Bucks Arena Signing

Transportation Funding is Critical to State’s Economy
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Transportation Funding is Critical to State’s Economy

More Borrowing is Fiscally Irresponsible

Rep. Zepnick Proposes Transportation Funding for Wisconsin Communities
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Rep. Zepnick Proposes Transportation Funding for Wisconsin Communities

Zepnick’s plan allows cities or counties to tax gasoline at the pump with Wisconsin’s sales tax, and all revenue be placed in a local infrastructure fund

Walker’s Comments on Immigration out of Line
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Walker’s Comments on Immigration out of Line

"To hear the Governor saying that these hardworking folks aren’t worthy of being Americans because they came here from somewhere else is deeply troubling."

Zepnick lauds Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Wisconsin businesses
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Zepnick lauds Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Wisconsin businesses

“Wisconsin citizens should not be worried about being gouged.”

Representative Zepnick responds to attempts to undermine city regulation of Uber and Lyft
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Representative Zepnick responds to attempts to undermine city regulation of Uber and Lyft

"Uber is a success story in Milwaukee and I think one of the reasons is due to reasonable and responsible oversight by local government to ensure public safety."

Zepnick Announces Run for Milwaukee City Council
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Zepnick Announces Run for Milwaukee City Council

South Side Democratic Legislator remains focused on improving workforce development with good paying jobs, safe and sound neighborhoods, rebuilding Milwaukee’s public infrastructure, and maintaining a strong education system.

Rep. Zepnick Testimony: Right To Work
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Rep. Zepnick Testimony: Right To Work

"I urge you to vote no."

Rep. Zepnick Says Ald. Donovan Owes Milwaukee an Apology
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Rep. Zepnick Says Ald. Donovan Owes Milwaukee an Apology

"I I hope Bob Donovan does the right thing and stands with the rest of Milwaukee who do not want a public infrastructure debate going into the toilet of racial and fear-mongering tactics."

Rep. Zepnick Proposes Middle Class Tax Cuts and a Fair and Responsible Transportation Funding
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Rep. Zepnick Proposes Middle Class Tax Cuts and a Fair and Responsible Transportation Funding

State Representative Josh Zepnick announced a plan today that would offer middle class tax cuts along with a fair and responsible transportation funding plan.

Rep. Zepnick calls for cap on Telco late fees
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Rep. Zepnick calls for cap on Telco late fees

Rep. Josh Zepnick today called to restore the cap on late charges that may be charged to retail consumers of telecommunication services.

Zepnick blasts latest MMAC proposal to hit Milwaukee taxpayers
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Zepnick blasts latest MMAC proposal to hit Milwaukee taxpayers

Rep. Josh Zepnick said the latest MMAC proposal to force referendums to raise taxes in Milwaukee is a disaster waiting to happen.

Representative Zepnick: Again Proposes Ideas and Invites Discussion on New Milwaukee Bucks Arena
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Representative Zepnick: Again Proposes Ideas and Invites Discussion on New Milwaukee Bucks Arena

Rep Zepnick Says No to Old Boys Club Deciding New Arena Plan

Op-Ed: Build NBA Arena Next to Potawatomi Casino
Op-Ed

Build NBA Arena Next to Potawatomi Casino

City could create TIF district in valley on little-used land, state assemblyman proposes.

Op-Ed: In Defense of Milwaukee
Op-Ed

In Defense of Milwaukee

City is making progress on foreclosures and the report claiming 40% of mortgages are underwater is hogwash.

The European crisis: It’s complicated
The European crisis

It’s complicated

The current economic crisis in Europe holds a mirror to America's - and Milwaukee's - most glaring and hard-to-solve problems.