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.”
MADISON – Today, the Wisconsin State Legislature enters into extraordinary session to take up bills that benefit the campaign coffers and partisan vendettas of politicians, not the people of Wisconsin. In response, Rep. Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point) released the following statement:
“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. If the state is going to spend time and money on an extraordinary legislative session, then we should tackle the issues that matter – like making childcare affordable, allowing people to refinance their student loan debt, and ensuring everyone can retire with security.
“Assembly Democrats began the year by introducing 15 jobs bills for 2015, and also recently rolled out legislation to Bring Back the Middle Class. So far, Republicans have chosen to prioritize their own campaigns above helping working families, but now is their opportunity to act. I urge Republican legislators to consider these proposals during the extraordinary session. With Thanksgiving around the corner, Wisconsin families don’t care about campaign cash for politicians – they care about having the financial security to put food on the table and spend time with their loved ones.”
Press Releases by Katrina Shankland
"This bill does not seem to allow the DNR to periodically review the impacts of high-capacity well withdrawals."
"Governor Walker is gambling with taxpayer money and our health care by moving to self-insurance..."
"Our public schools have lost over a billion dollars in state aid under Governor Walker, leaving school districts at a breaking point."
"Too many people feel that their vote doesn’t matter and that the system is rigged against them."
“Republicans should be working with Democrats to invest in the middle class and help working families get ahead.”
“I’m honored to be appointed to the legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance.”