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Melissa Sargent

Melissa Sargent (Dem.), 48th Assembly District

Born Madison, March 28, 1969; married; 4 sons.  Graduate Madison East H.S. 1987; B.A. UW-Madison 1991.  Small business owner.  Member: Wis. League of Conservation Voters; Sierra Club; Democratic Party; Wis. Business Alliance; Emerge Wis.; NARAL Pro-Choice Wis.; Make Room for Youth; Friends of Cherokee Marsh.  Former member:  Midwest Shiba Inu Dog Rescue (pres.); Gompers PTO (pres.).  Dane Co. Bd. of Supervisors 2010-present.

Elected to Assembly 2012.  Biennial committee assignments: 2013 — Aging and Long Term Care; Financial Institutions; International Trade and Commerce; Small Business Development; Jt. Legis. Audit Com.

Telephone: Office: (608) 266-0960.
E-mail: Rep.Sargent@legis.wisconsin.gov
Voting address: 1638 Mayfield Lane, Madison 53704.
Mailing address: Office: Room 8 West, State Capitol, P.O. Box 8953, Madison 53708.

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Sober Housing Legislation Helps Address Addiction Epidemic
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Sober Housing Legislation Helps Address Addiction Epidemic

Rep. Sargent introduces bill to support and expand access to sober living residences in Wisconsin

Murphy’s Law: The Muzzling of the DNR
Murphy’s Law

The Muzzling of the DNR

Gagged by the Walker administration, its staff no longer provide any information.

Representative Subeck Introduces Legislation to Return Authority to Local Governments to Regulate Weapons on Buses
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Representative Subeck Introduces Legislation to Return Authority to Local Governments to Regulate Weapons on Buses

"This legislation enables those responsible for providing transit services to determine how best to ensure their employees’ and their riders’ safety."

DNR Audit Underlines Consequences of Starving State Government
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DNR Audit Underlines Consequences of Starving State Government

DNR underfunding, understaffing causing lack of enforcement, accountability

Op Ed: State Action Needed on Lead Pipes Problem
Op Ed

State Action Needed on Lead Pipes Problem

Bipartisan action needed to prevent lead poisoning of children.

GOP Continues Six-Year War on Wisconsin Workers
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GOP Continues Six-Year War on Wisconsin Workers

GOP’s bill banning project labor agreements hurts hardworking Wisconsinites

Water in six Madison schools have higher lead levels than national standard
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Water in six Madison schools have higher lead levels than national standard

Rep. Sargent: Statement on Reports of High Lead Content in Local Schools

Progressive Tax Reform Plan Helps Middle Class Wisconsinites
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Progressive Tax Reform Plan Helps Middle Class Wisconsinites

Legislative progressives are putting money back in the pockets of hardworking families

Huge State Costs from GOP Plan to Kill Obamacare
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Huge State Costs from GOP Plan to Kill Obamacare

$7.8 billion federal funds, 45,700 jobs lost.

Lack of Urgency, Transparency in Sexual Assault Kit Testing Necessitates Audit
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Lack of Urgency, Transparency in Sexual Assault Kit Testing Necessitates Audit

Representative Sargent requests an official audit of the DOJ’s sexual assault kit backlog and testing policies and procedures

Cost of child care skyrockets
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Cost of child care skyrockets

Democrats propose plan to ease costs, expand economic opportunity

Rep. Sargent: Statement on the Republican Plan to Increase the EITC
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Rep. Sargent: Statement on the Republican Plan to Increase the EITC

Republicans Take Credit for Putting Out Fires They Started

Redistricting Ruling Victory for Wisconsin Democracy
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Redistricting Ruling Victory for Wisconsin Democracy

People should get to pick their legislators, not vice versa

Transportation Audit Shatters GOP Budget Fairytale
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Transportation Audit Shatters GOP Budget Fairytale

Caution! Road Work Ahead (That We Can’t Pay For)

Governor Walker and GOP Out of Touch With Wisconsin
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Governor Walker and GOP Out of Touch With Wisconsin

"Governor Walker and the GOP could not be more wrong about the state of Wisconsin."

New $0 Deductible Health Plans Introduced
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New $0 Deductible Health Plans Introduced

Wisconsin health consumers will save over $209 million

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.

Op-Ed: Scott Walker Helped Create Trump
Op-Ed

Scott Walker Helped Create Trump

Governor's divisiveness and use of fear set stage for Donald Trump's style.

State Assembly Congratulates the City of Madison on Achieving Platinum Status as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists
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State Assembly Congratulates the City of Madison on Achieving Platinum Status as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists

Madison achieved this honor in recognition of the city’s impressive bike paths and bike lanes, strong its partnerships with Trek and B-Cycle, its many cycling amenities, and the welcoming nature of Wisconsin’s capital city to cyclists.

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

Representative Lisa Subeck Circulates Bill Banning Semiautomatic Weapons
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Representative Lisa Subeck Circulates Bill Banning Semiautomatic Weapons

Semiautomatic assault weapons are a class of firearms that are designed to kill large numbers of people quickly.

City Considers Lowering Penalties for Marijuana

Contribution to David Crowley of $100

City Considers Lowering Penalties for Marijuana

City Considers Lowering Penalties for Marijuana

Study shows 86% of those convicted of pot possession are African American.

Statement from Rep. Brostoff on $15 Minimum Wage
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Statement from Rep. Brostoff on $15 Minimum Wage

"Our current minimum wage is shameful"

Representative Lisa Subeck Joins Representative Melissa Sargent’s Call for $15 Minimum Wage
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Representative Lisa Subeck Joins Representative Melissa Sargent’s Call for $15 Minimum Wage

“It is unconscionable that you can work a full time job and still live in poverty.”

Report Reveals Wisconsin Health Insurance Rates Still Dramatically Higher than Minnesota’s
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Report Reveals Wisconsin Health Insurance Rates Still Dramatically Higher than Minnesota’s

Milwaukee Health Insurance Costs 52% Higher than in Minnesota

Legislation Announced to Accept Federal BadgerCare Funds on Iowa Terms
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Legislation Announced to Accept Federal BadgerCare Funds on Iowa Terms

The bill adopts the approach taken by Iowa’s Republican Governor Terry Branstad.

The State of Politics: Unopposed Legislators Still Love Campaign Cash
The State of Politics

Unopposed Legislators Still Love Campaign Cash

Retiring and unopposed legislators are sitting on $1.2 million in donations.

Black Men Face Unequal Enforcement of Marijuana Laws

Black Men Face Unequal Enforcement of Marijuana Laws

While the nation moves towards legalization, Wisconsin fills its jails with black men arrested for marijuana possession.

Unaffordable Care

Unaffordable Care

Citizens Action of Wisconsin conference shows impact of the Affordable Care Act and Gov. Walker’s decisions on Medicaid.

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

We Want Better Wages!

We Want Better Wages!

Workers pressure Family Dollar for higher wages, right to unionize.

How to Reelect Freshmen Legislators

How to Reelect Freshmen Legislators

Party leaders let them sponsor high-profile bills likely to win votes.

Leaders Propose Granting Federal Medicaid Funds to WI Counties, Cite Ohio Model
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Leaders Propose Granting Federal Medicaid Funds to WI Counties, Cite Ohio Model

On 48th anniversary of the start of Medicaid, county leaders point to alternative means of covering citizens

Audit of Gov. Walker’s Jobs Agency Confirms Worst Fears
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Audit of Gov. Walker’s Jobs Agency Confirms Worst Fears

WEDC fails as Wisconsin ranks last in Midwest for Job Growth

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.