Jennifer Shilling
Press Release

Badger Blueprint lays out legislative priorities

Senate Democrats propose innovative solutions to strengthen middle class

By - Oct 6th, 2015 01:53 pm

MADISON – As the Wisconsin Legislature begins its fall session, Senate Democrats want to make sure that efforts to strengthen the middle class are a top priority. After listening to local residents, Senate Democrats unveiled their Badger Blueprint agenda today that includes a wide range of new ideas and proven solutions to generate economic opportunities in Wisconsin.

“The Badger Blueprint is a reflection of our shared Wisconsin values and it provides a clear vision to help strengthen our state,” said Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse). “By focusing on policies that encourage growth, drive innovation and increase economic opportunities, we can move Wisconsin forward in a positive direction.”

The Badger Blueprint features several new and innovative pro-growth solutions designed to expand access to quality education, invest in infrastructure and improve workplace flexibility. It encompasses numerous proposals to help working families such as student loan debt relief, more affordable childcare, and expanded access to affordable health care. The plan also aims to improve local economic development efforts by investing in transportation and broadband infrastructure, closing the skills gap and ending taxpayer subsidies to companies that outsource jobs.

“Wisconsin families want leaders to work together and focus on improving the economy, strengthening the middle class and boosting family wages,” added Shilling. “I’m optimistic about the opportunities we have to shape our future if we can work together and find common ground. The Badger Blueprint is just the start of a discussion Senate Democrats want to have on the issues that are important to Wisconsin’s students, working families and seniors. I encourage residents to learn more about our vision at and share their ideas on ways we can work together and move Wisconsin forward.”

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