Focus bipartisan energy on putting people back to work
Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca issues post-rules session statement.
MADISON – On the first day of active session the Wisconsin Assembly passed rules to govern the body. After many intense discussions, leaders agreed upon bipartisan rules to help reach their mutual goal of curbing late night sessions.
First Amendment and other restrictions placed on citizens observing the Assembly from the gallery were more contentious and partisan. Also troubling was allowing one committee to use mailed-in paper ballots, which cuts the public out of the process, eliminates deliberation and undermines democracy.
At the conclusion of the session day, Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) released the following statement:
“Moving forward it is vital that we replicate this bipartisanship and cooperation to immediately move forward on job creation and helping middle-class families.
“One of my top priorities is closing the skills gap so that unemployed workers have the skills employers need. I have discussed this frequently with colleagues, constituents, media and Republicans, including Gov. Walker, and believe this could be our next bipartisan success.
“Now that the debate on rules is behind us, let’s devote at least as much energy toward working together on the people’s priorities – let’s put the people of Wisconsin back to work.”
Press Releases Referencing Peter Barca
Feb 25th, 2015 by Peter Barca
Right-to-Work bill distracts from "incredibly harmful" budget, they say
Feb 24th, 2015 by Peter Barca
"I am deeply disappointed that Senator Nass and Republicans did not at least live up to their promise of holding the public hearing until 7:00 tonight."
Governor Walker, Republicans rush to pass “Right to Work” to distract from disastrous budget, economic mismanagementFeb 20th, 2015 by Peter Barca
In response, Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) released the following statement.
Feb 19th, 2015 by Peter Barca
"It almost appears as if Republicans are putting together a Nixon-style enemies list for anyone who dares to disagree with their agenda."
Feb 10th, 2015 by Peter Barca
“If Governor Walker was being up front that his sole objection was about wanting to protect taxpayers, he will take advantage of this incredible opportunity and secure a win-win for Wisconsin taxpayers.”
Feb 5th, 2015 by Peter Barca
"Put simply, Gov. Walker needs to own up to his own extreme ideas."