State Rep. Katrina Shankland

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Rep. Shankland introduces proposal to fund CWD research and management
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Rep. Shankland introduces proposal to fund CWD research and management

The Wisconsin DNR first detected CWD in a white-tailed deer in 2002.

Op Ed: Pass A Budget, Please
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Pass A Budget, Please

Even Illinois has managed to do this. What’s wrong with our Legislature?

Student Loan Debt Disproportionally Affects Women
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Student Loan Debt Disproportionally Affects Women

Women hold two-thirds of student debt across the country, according to report by AAUW

Republican “plan” fails workers, small businesses, and our roads
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Republican “plan” fails workers, small businesses, and our roads

"...Republicans have proposed even more ways to make workers and businesses pay for their lack of leadership."

Rep. Shankland Introduces Bills in Celebration of Earth Day
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Rep. Shankland Introduces Bills in Celebration of Earth Day

"As we celebrate Earth Day, we must do more to protect our natural resources and ensure their sustainability for generations to come."

Memo Reveals Walker’s Budget Creates $1 Billion Structural Deficit
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Memo Reveals Walker’s Budget Creates $1 Billion Structural Deficit

"The governor’s budget is built on a house of cards"

Rep. Shankland: Statement on Republican Groundwater Bill
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Rep. Shankland: Statement on Republican Groundwater Bill

"This bill does not seem to allow the DNR to periodically review the impacts of high-capacity well withdrawals."

Rep. Shankland: Response to Governor Walker’s Budget Address
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Rep. Shankland: Response to Governor Walker’s Budget Address

"Governor Walker is gambling with taxpayer money and our health care by moving to self-insurance..."

Rep. Shankland: Statement on Walker’s K-12 Education Budget
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Rep. Shankland: Statement on Walker’s K-12 Education Budget

"Our public schools have lost over a billion dollars in state aid under Governor Walker, leaving school districts at a breaking point."

Rep. Shankland: Statement on Redistricting Court Order
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Rep. Shankland: Statement on Redistricting Court Order

"Too many people feel that their vote doesn’t matter and that the system is rigged against them."

Rep. Shankland: Response to Governor Walker’s State of the State Address
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Rep. Shankland: Response to Governor Walker’s State of the State Address

“Republicans should be working with Democrats to invest in the middle class and help working families get ahead.”

Rep. Shankland Appointed to Joint Finance Committee
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Rep. Shankland Appointed to Joint Finance Committee

“I’m honored to be appointed to the legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance.”

Federal Court Finds Legislative Maps Drawn by Republicans Represent Unconstitutional Gerrymander
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Federal Court Finds Legislative Maps Drawn by Republicans Represent Unconstitutional Gerrymander

Court finds maps drawn by Republicans were “intended to burden the representational rights of Democratic voters”

Rep. Shankland Statement on “Right to Work” Ruling
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Rep. Shankland Statement on “Right to Work” Ruling

“So-called 'Right to Work' has not worked for Wisconsin’s working families, and today is a victory for everyone who works hard and deserves the chance to get ahead.”

Op-Ed: Republicans Not Serious About Redistricting Reform
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Republicans Not Serious About Redistricting Reform

Assembly committee to address the issue is really a sham. The issue will never get a hearing.

Here’s what Gov. Walker didn’t tell you while signing higher education bills
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Here’s what Gov. Walker didn’t tell you while signing higher education bills

"The governor forgot to tell you that funding levels for need-based higher education grants remained frozen at 2011 levels in his 2015-17 executive budget."

Rep Shankland: What a Bunch of Baloney!
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Rep Shankland: What a Bunch of Baloney!

Reacts to Report of WI Business Lobby Dissuading State Action after Kraft Heinz Merger

How Low Will Scott Krug Go?
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How Low Will Scott Krug Go?

Rep. Krug plays Madison politics and votes against his own proposal… after he voted for it

Statement on the State Assembly’s Final Session Day
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Statement on the State Assembly’s Final Session Day

“True to their actions all session, Republicans ended the year by selling another piece of Wisconsin to the highest bidder.”

Rep. Shankland Responds to Ed Wall’s Resignation from Secretary of DOC
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Rep. Shankland Responds to Ed Wall’s Resignation from Secretary of DOC

“While the governor seems to have a refined ability to casually brush off scandal after scandal associated with his administration, the mismanagement within our correctional system needs to be addressed immediately.”

Governor Walker Commits to Shifting Campaign Costs onto Wisconsin Taxpayers
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Governor Walker Commits to Shifting Campaign Costs onto Wisconsin Taxpayers

It was reported that Governor Walker’s political campaign will no longer be paying for his security team’s travel costs for campaign events.

Rep. Shankland: Statement on the 7th Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
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Rep. Shankland: Statement on the 7th Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

The median income of working women is just 78% of the income of working men.

Rep. Shankland Responds to Release of Gov. Walker’s Receipts from State after Failed White House Bid
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Rep. Shankland Responds to Release of Gov. Walker’s Receipts from State after Failed White House Bid

"Given that the Department of Administration has released receipts, I hope this means the governor will consider supporting the Wisconsin Taxpayer Protection Act."

Response to Governor Walker’s State of the State Address
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Response to Governor Walker’s State of the State Address

“Over the past year, Governor Walker and Republican legislators made it clear that special interest handouts and political power grabs were their top priorities – not the people of Wisconsin.”

Reps. Shankland, Wachs Introduce Legislation to Increase Higher Ed Financial Aid
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Reps. Shankland, Wachs Introduce Legislation to Increase Higher Ed Financial Aid

Over 36,000 UW & Tech College students denied aid in 2014-15 due to lack of state funding

Republicans Skirt Open Records Laws, Again
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Republicans Skirt Open Records Laws, Again

“Telling state employees not to conduct state business using official e-mails and telephones is a new low.”

Walker Opens Floodgates for Money in Politics
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Walker Opens Floodgates for Money in Politics

“While out-of-state billionaires may like the new campaign finance law, the people of Wisconsin will see their voices drowned out as the state is flooded with dark money.”

Walker Signs Bill to Open Wisconsin to Corruption
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Walker Signs Bill to Open Wisconsin to Corruption

“It’s clear that the people of Wisconsin can’t trust Republicans to stand up for clean government.”

Repaying taxpayers is still not a priority for Governor Walker
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Repaying taxpayers is still not a priority for Governor Walker

Faced with $1 million in campaign debt, Governor Walker has been busy soliciting donations to fill the hole caused by his presidential campaign’s reckless spending.

Shut Down WEDC and Move Real Reforms Forward
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Shut Down WEDC and Move Real Reforms Forward

“The Republican WEDC experiment is an outright failure.”

Republicans Should Focus on Wisconsin Jobs, Not Their Own Jobs
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Republicans Should Focus on Wisconsin Jobs, Not Their Own Jobs

“The people of Wisconsin deserve swift bipartisan action on initiatives to grow Wisconsin jobs.”

Over $1 Million in Debt, Walker Continues to Delay Repaying Taxpayers
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Over $1 Million in Debt, Walker Continues to Delay Repaying Taxpayers

“Before the governor pays another penny to a campaign consultant or vendor, Wisconsin taxpayers should be reimbursed immediately.”

Extraordinary Session Should Put People First – Not Politicians
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Extraordinary Session Should Put People First – Not Politicians

“Republicans have debated for weeks about how to funnel more money into politics, but have not spent one minute trying to address the real issues facing Wisconsin families.”

Last Day of Session: Where are the Jobs?
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Last Day of Session: Where are the Jobs?

“Instead of working to create jobs for their constituents, Assembly Republicans focused the fall session on protecting their own jobs by padding their campaign pockets and pushing extreme legislation.”

Republicans Open the Door to Cronyism and Corruption in State Government
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Republicans Open the Door to Cronyism and Corruption in State Government

“This bill guts Wisconsin’s century-old civil service system and replaces it with a system that will allow partisan political appointees to hire their handpicked cronies.”

Republicans Vote to Open the Floodgates to Unlimited Money in Politics
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Republicans Vote to Open the Floodgates to Unlimited Money in Politics

Assembly Democrats Recuse Themselves from the Vote

Assembly Republicans Vote to Protect Corrupt Politicians
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Assembly Republicans Vote to Protect Corrupt Politicians

“From the Corrupt Politician Protection Act to Republican legislation that opens the floodgates for unlimited and undisclosed campaign donations, the integrity of our democracy is at risk.”

Walker Delays Repaying Taxpayers for his Campaign Bills
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Walker Delays Repaying Taxpayers for his Campaign Bills

Governor Walker’s campaign expenses this year totaled over $125,000 and he has only repaid $57, 863.

Op-Ed: 10 Things Walker Can Do To Reunite Wisconsin
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10 Things Walker Can Do To Reunite Wisconsin

Instead of "divide and conquer" why not try a kinder, gentler approach?

Rep. Shankland, Sen. Hansen Unveil Proposal to Protect Wisconsin Taxpayers
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Rep. Shankland, Sen. Hansen Unveil Proposal to Protect Wisconsin Taxpayers

Bill Would Require Gov. Walker, Others Running for Federal Office to Report and Swiftly Reimburse Travel Expenses