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Judge Rebecca Dallet clear choice of Milwaukee County leaders
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Judge Rebecca Dallet clear choice of Milwaukee County leaders

“I am honored and humbled to have earned the support of these officials, who work every day to make our communities stronger.”

Wisconsin 2018 Health Insurance Rate Spike Can Be Avoided With BadgerCare Public Option
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Wisconsin 2018 Health Insurance Rate Spike Can Be Avoided With BadgerCare Public Option

Protects Wisconsinites from Trump’s health care sabotage

Democrats Cry Foul After Anti-Immigrant Hearing; Call for Action on Bill to Address Language and Accessibility Barriers to Participation
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Democrats Cry Foul After Anti-Immigrant Hearing; Call for Action on Bill to Address Language and Accessibility Barriers to Participation

Three Democrats have called for public hearings on Assembly Bill 344/Senate Bill 256.

Black Officials Canvass Amani Neighborhood

Black Officials Canvass Amani Neighborhood

Gwen Moore, LaTonya Johnson and David Crowley do doors, hoping to increase turnout.

Sen. LaTonya Johnson statement on new health clinic in Milwaukee
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Sen. LaTonya Johnson statement on new health clinic in Milwaukee

"I will always be proud to say that I am a Planned Parenthood patient..."

Bi-partisan Corey Adams Searchlight Act Would Create “Green Alert” to Help Find Missing At-Risk Veterans
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Bi-partisan Corey Adams Searchlight Act Would Create “Green Alert” to Help Find Missing At-Risk Veterans

This bill is supported by the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the VFW.

Representatives Highlight Healthy Babies, Working Mothers Act on Child Health Day
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Representatives Highlight Healthy Babies, Working Mothers Act on Child Health Day

“The bill would ensure new mothers can make the healthy decision to breastfeed their babies, while still being able to provide economic security for their families.”

Black Women’s Empowerment March is Saturday
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Black Women’s Empowerment March is Saturday

Black women participants are asked to wear all black clothing, participating men are asked to wear all green and other supporters are asked to wear red.

Legalizing Pot Could Be Windfall For Wisconsin

Legalizing Pot Could Be Windfall For Wisconsin

Legalization could generate $138 million per year in tax revenue beginning in 2021.

County Board Adopts Measure to Limit the Shackling of Pregnant Women
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County Board Adopts Measure to Limit the Shackling of Pregnant Women

"The practice of restraining pregnant women is demeaning and unnecessary and best efforts must be made to avoid this practice at all costs."

Sen. LaTonya Johnson Statement on Senate Passage of State Budget
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Sen. LaTonya Johnson Statement on Senate Passage of State Budget

Wisconsin State Senator LaTonya Johnson (D – Milwaukee) made the following statement regarding passage of the 2017-2019 state budget by the Wisconsin State Senate

Supervisor Taylor Measure Would Limit the Shackling of Pregnant Women
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Supervisor Taylor Measure Would Limit the Shackling of Pregnant Women

A measure opposing the practice of shackling pregnant and postpartum women within Milwaukee County correctional facilities will come before the Judiciary, Safety, and General Services committee

Governor Walker Signs 20 Bills Into Law
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Governor Walker Signs 20 Bills Into Law

Acts 37 - 56

Sen. LaTonya Johnson’s Juvenile Justice Reform Signed Into Law
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Sen. LaTonya Johnson’s Juvenile Justice Reform Signed Into Law

"“It’s far past time that we get serious about reforming our juvenile correctional system."

Gov. Scott Walker on Drugs
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Gov. Scott Walker on Drugs

Takes $25,000 Contribution From Marijuana’s Trade Group As Head of Republican Governors Association, While Lobbying to Expand Drug Testing in Wisconsin

New Legislation Creates BadgerCare “Public Option” to Immediately Lower Health Costs
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New Legislation Creates BadgerCare “Public Option” to Immediately Lower Health Costs

Following insurance company threats to leave markets, legislation introduced to allow all Wisconsinites to purchase BadgerCare.

Sen. LaTonya Johnson Statement on Lincoln Hills Federal Court Ruling
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Sen. LaTonya Johnson Statement on Lincoln Hills Federal Court Ruling

"The crisis at Lincoln Hills affecting children, families, and workers has gone on for far too long under the neglectful watch of Gov. Walker’s administration."

Sen. LaTonya Johnson Statement on Verdict in Fatal Shooting of Sylville Smith
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Sen. LaTonya Johnson Statement on Verdict in Fatal Shooting of Sylville Smith

"Today, I urge Milwaukee to support Sylville’s family by remembering his life through peaceful, non-violent acts that strengthen our community."

Sen. LaTonya Johnson Statement on Congressional Baseball Practice Shooting
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Sen. LaTonya Johnson Statement on Congressional Baseball Practice Shooting

"My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to those injured and affected by the tragic act of violence this morning."

Op Ed: Dayton Opposes Walker Approach
Op Ed

Dayton Opposes Walker Approach

Gov. Walker killed paid sick days. Gov. Dayton of Minnesota won’t.

Wisconsin Republicans Remove Child Labor Protections
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Wisconsin Republicans Remove Child Labor Protections

"This legislation effectively prioritizes cheap child labor over parental oversight and positive outcomes for our youth."

Cruel and Unusual: Why Prison Psychologist Quit Waupun
Cruel and Unusual

Why Prison Psychologist Quit Waupun

Cites inhuman treatment of inmates, improper assessments.

Op Ed: The High Cost of Quality Child Care
Op Ed

The High Cost of Quality Child Care

Burdens working families. Tax credit could ease this and expand opportunities.

Sen. LaTonya Johnson’s Juvenile Justice Reform Moves Forward
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Sen. LaTonya Johnson’s Juvenile Justice Reform Moves Forward

2017 Senate Bill 35 was overwhelmingly approved by the full Wisconsin State Senate.

2017 State of the City
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2017 State of the City

As Delivered by Mayor Tom Barrett

Representative Subeck Will Reintroduce Healthy Babies, Working Mothers Act to Support Nursing Mothers in the Workplace
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Representative Subeck Will Reintroduce Healthy Babies, Working Mothers Act to Support Nursing Mothers in the Workplace

LRB-1206 would bring Wisconsin law in line with federal employment regulations regarding breastfeeding.

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.

Cost of child care skyrockets
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Cost of child care skyrockets

Democrats propose plan to ease costs, expand economic opportunity

The State of Politics: Walker Will Crack Down On Welfare
The State of Politics

Walker Will Crack Down On Welfare

Food stamps will be much harder to get. Democrats ask, will kids be affected?

Sen. LaTonya Johnson Urges Walker Not to Punish Wisconsin Children and Families in Need
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Sen. LaTonya Johnson Urges Walker Not to Punish Wisconsin Children and Families in Need

“We must treat people with dignity and respect and provide them with real opportunities if we actually want to improve crisis-level poverty in Wisconsin...”

Sen. LaTonya Johnson Appointed to Wisconsin Center District Board
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Sen. LaTonya Johnson Appointed to Wisconsin Center District Board

"I look forward to working with members of the board and stakeholders throughout the community to strengthen Milwaukee's economy, workers, and neighborhoods."

Tainted Water: State’s Failures On Lead Pipes
Tainted Water

State’s Failures On Lead Pipes

Legislature misses chance to take action, state cuts funding that helps protect kids.

Sen. Johnson Statement on State of the State Address
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Sen. Johnson Statement on State of the State Address

“The absence of any mention of Milwaukee in Gov. Walker’s State of the State speech speaks volumes to the absence of his leadership on the real problems our communities face every day.”

Gov. Walker’s Opioid Prevention Plan Does Not Match Magnitude of the Crisis
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Gov. Walker’s Opioid Prevention Plan Does Not Match Magnitude of the Crisis

The scale being proposed by Governor Walker is wholly inadequate.

LaTonya Johnson Sworn in as Wisconsin State Senator
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LaTonya Johnson Sworn in as Wisconsin State Senator

Highlights vision for Wisconsin’s 6th Senate District, Announces committee assignments

Tainted Water: Lax Rules Expose Kids To Lead-Tainted Water
Tainted Water

Lax Rules Expose Kids To Lead-Tainted Water

Gaps in federal drinking standards leave schools and day care centers untested.

Plenty of Horne: Welcome Back, Talgo USA!
Plenty of Horne

Welcome Back, Talgo USA!

Despite its harsh treatment by the state, the Spanish manufacturer is back in Milwaukee.

Wisconsin Manufacturing Wages Declining
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Wisconsin Manufacturing Wages Declining

Manufacturing Wages in Milwaukee Area Decline $1,037

Did State Create Jobs in Sherman Park?

Did State Create Jobs in Sherman Park?

Wisconsin Economic Development Corp says 483 jobs created, critics say it's zero.

Rep. Johnson & Rep. Goyke Joint Statement Regarding Events In Milwaukee
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Rep. Johnson & Rep. Goyke Joint Statement Regarding Events In Milwaukee

Together Rep. Goyke and Rep. Johnson pledge to continue to work together to help heal the community.

Murphy’s Law: 19 Election Winners and Losers
Murphy’s Law

19 Election Winners and Losers

Beyond the candidates, behind the scenes. who won, who lost?

Edgar Lin Receives Last Minute Endorsement of Assembly Representative LaTonya Johnson
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Edgar Lin Receives Last Minute Endorsement of Assembly Representative LaTonya Johnson

Asks Neighbors for their Vote on August 9

Edgar Lin Endorsed by Two Leading Milwaukee Newspapers
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Edgar Lin Endorsed by Two Leading Milwaukee Newspapers

Leading Challenger in 16th AD Race Continue to Rack up Endorsements

Darrol Gibson Announces Impressive Slate of Endorsements Including Congresswoman Gwen Moore
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Darrol Gibson Announces Impressive Slate of Endorsements Including Congresswoman Gwen Moore

Darrol is the only candidate running for a seat in the Wisconsin State Legislature this fall to receive a primary endorsement from Congresswoman Moore.

State Senator Chris Larson Endorses David Crowley for State Assembly
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State Senator Chris Larson Endorses David Crowley for State Assembly

“He'll be a champion for reforming our broken criminal justice system, expanding affordable health care, and restoring funding to our public schools," said Senator Chris Larson.

Citizen Action of Wisconsin announces endorsements in state legislative primaries
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Citizen Action of Wisconsin announces endorsements in state legislative primaries

Citizen Action endorsed in legislative races with contested primaries where a progressive champion is on the ballot and sought our endorsement.

Community and Labor organizations endorse LaTonya Johnson for Senate
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Community and Labor organizations endorse LaTonya Johnson for Senate

“I am honored to have received the endorsements of the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association, Wisconsin Education Association Council, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, and Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals,” said LaTonya Johnson.

Wisconsin Working Families Party Endorses John Chisholm for District Attorney
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Wisconsin Working Families Party Endorses John Chisholm for District Attorney

District Attorney Chisholm Will Continue to Fight for a Safe and Just Community

Wisconsin Working Families Party Announces State Legislative Primary Endorsements
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Wisconsin Working Families Party Announces State Legislative Primary Endorsements

Wisconsin WFP Endorses Diverse Slate of Progressive Champions in Milwaukee State Legislative Races

Corrections Officials Face Community on Lincoln Hills

Corrections Officials Face Community on Lincoln Hills

Attendees demand accountability, action, in wake of Lincoln Hills scandal.

Op-Ed: How to Combat Mass Incarceration
Op-Ed

How to Combat Mass Incarceration

Federal bill would reform system. Sen. Baldwin supports it. Will Sen. Johnson?

Wisconsin Jobs Now Endorses Candidates for State Legislature
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Wisconsin Jobs Now Endorses Candidates for State Legislature

Several Progressive Champions in Contested Races Receive WJN Endorsement

4 bills signed into law to promote healthy, safe adoptions in Wisconsin
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4 bills signed into law to promote healthy, safe adoptions in Wisconsin

The Adoption Protection Package focuses on crisis prevention, pre-adoptive training requirements, access to post-adoptive resources, and implements safeguards for children adopted from other states and countries.

New Law Grants CHIPS Protections to Child Trafficking Victims
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New Law Grants CHIPS Protections to Child Trafficking Victims

The law aligns Wisconsin with the federal Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act.

Rep. LaTonya Johnson Announces Endorsement of Mayor Tom Barrett
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Rep. LaTonya Johnson Announces Endorsement of Mayor Tom Barrett

“I wholeheartedly offer my support and endorsement of LaTonya Johnson’s candidacy for the 6th Senate District,” said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

Ready to Work
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Ready to Work

I am looking forward to serving the interests of district residents on Milwaukee's Common Council.

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

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $100

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."

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin Highlights Its Role in Providing Education to Keep Communities Safe, Healthy, Strong
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Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin Highlights Its Role in Providing Education to Keep Communities Safe, Healthy, Strong

Women’s Health Champion Rep. LaTonya Johnson to give Keynote Address

LaTonya Johnson Announces Candidacy for State Senate

Contribution to Chantia Lewis of $25

LaTonya Johnson Announces Candidacy for State Senate
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LaTonya Johnson Announces Candidacy for State Senate

State Representative to run for Wisconsin’s 6th Senate District

Senator Harris Dodd Endorses Latonya Johnson for 6th Senate District
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Senator Harris Dodd Endorses Latonya Johnson for 6th Senate District

“I am proud to stand today with my colleague and friend, LaTonya Johnson, to offer my support and endorsement of her candidacy for the 6th Senate District.”

The State of Politics: Can Larson Beat Abele?
The State of Politics

Can Larson Beat Abele?

Democratic insiders handicap the race, which may come down to turnout.

Tainted Water: Bill Requires Testing Tap Water for Lead
Tainted Water

Bill Requires Testing Tap Water for Lead

State has 176,000 lead service lines that can taint water. Flint situation cited.

Op-Ed: Moving Towards Flint?
Op-Ed

Moving Towards Flint?

Republican bills would allow building on lakebeds, reduce pollution controls and allow privatized public utilities.

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.

Milwaukee Leaders Endorse Johnny Thomas for City Comptroller
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Milwaukee Leaders Endorse Johnny Thomas for City Comptroller

“Johnny Thomas is the person that we need to be our next Milwaukee City Comptroller,” said Alderman Willie Wade.

Assembly Democrats Urge Gov. Walker to Veto Assembly Bill 387 and Assembly Bill 388
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Assembly Democrats Urge Gov. Walker to Veto Assembly Bill 387 and Assembly Bill 388

Bills Will Have a Devastating Impact on Wisconsin’s Tradition of Clean, Open and Transparent Government

State Representative LaTonya Johnson Endorses Chevy Johnson
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State Representative LaTonya Johnson Endorses Chevy Johnson

“Chevy has passionately served Milwaukee, and has stood for better public safety, improved infrastructure and jobs with livable wages,” remarked Rep. Johnson.

Abortion-obsessed Republicans Choose Politics over Wisconsin Women’s Health
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Abortion-obsessed Republicans Choose Politics over Wisconsin Women’s Health

“Assembly Bill 310 recklessly jeopardizes health care access to the 336,000 Wisconsin women who are in need of affordable reproductive health care.”

Education and Transportation Top Concerns at Budget Forum

Education and Transportation Top Concerns at Budget Forum

Democratic legislators hold listening session in Milwaukee and get an earful.

Republicans Again Trying to Distract from Harmful Budget, Lagging Economy
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Republicans Again Trying to Distract from Harmful Budget, Lagging Economy

Rep. Johnson responds to GOP’s 20-week abortion ban bill

Military Spending Not BadgerCare Real Threat  to Wisconsin Budget
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Military Spending Not BadgerCare Real Threat to Wisconsin Budget

Over 25% of Walker’s budget proposal comes from the federal government.

Cruel and Unusual: Lawmakers Demand Response to Allegations of Inmate Abuse
Cruel and Unusual

Lawmakers Demand Response to Allegations of Inmate Abuse

Milwaukee Democrats call on the Department of Corrections to respond to allegations of abuse at Waupun Correctional Institution.

Milwaukee Legislators Pledge Further Efforts to Combat Sex Trafficking
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Milwaukee Legislators Pledge Further Efforts to Combat Sex Trafficking

Press Release from State Representative LaTonya Johnson, State Representative Evan Goyke, and State Senator Nikiya Harris-Dodd.

Representative Goyke Elected Democratic Caucus Secretary
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Representative Goyke Elected Democratic Caucus Secretary

State Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement regarding his election today as Democratic Caucus Secretary.

Redistricting reform the antidote to Republican extremism
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Redistricting reform the antidote to Republican extremism

Assembly Democratic freshmen urge support for non-partisan redistricting reform as fall session ends

Plenty of Horne: GOP Bill Gives Landlords Sweeping Rights
Plenty of Horne

GOP Bill Gives Landlords Sweeping Rights

Landlord-tenant rights will be rewritten by this bill, and not to the benefit of tenants.

Girls’ Day at City Hall showcases public service careers for young women
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Girls’ Day at City Hall showcases public service careers for young women

The palette of speakers and role models for young women interested in public service continues to expand in the third annual Girls’ Day at City Hall, hosted TOMORROW, March 20, 2013 by Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs.

Rep. Barca announces Democratic committee assignments for upcoming legislative session
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Rep. Barca announces Democratic committee assignments for upcoming legislative session

Today Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) announced the Assembly Democratic members of the standing and joint committees for the 2013-2014 legislative session.

Murphy’s Law: Election’s Winners and Losers
Murphy’s Law

Election’s Winners and Losers

An insider's look at who's up -- and who's down -- as a result of the August primary.