State Rep. Peter Barca
Press Release

Instead of trying to fix problems, Gov. Walker joins fellow Republicans in trying to fix elections

Governor signs bills that will severely restrict voting rights

By - Mar 27th, 2014 03:32 pm

MADISON – Today Gov. Walker signed into law several bills designed to undermine people’s constitutional right to vote.

The bills the governor signed will:

  • Severely limit early voting, including reducing the number of hours and days available to vote early
  • Make it more difficult for nursing home residents to vote
  • Make it easier to intimidate voters at the polls
  • Move up the date for when lobbyists can start making campaign contributions

In response, Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) released the following statement:

“Rather than working to create jobs, improve our economy or strengthen our middle class, Gov. Walker’s top priority today was to make it much more difficult for people to vote. And instead of doing the right thing and outright rejecting strict new limits on early voting, the governor took a disgraceful bill and made it simply terrible. It’s as if the governor’s party took a wrecking ball to the house of democracy and the governor claimed he made it better by tying a pink ribbon on the porch.

“While Wisconsin is ranked 35th in the nation in job growth, Republicans are focused on an anti-democracy agenda that will not create a single job or improve our economy. It’s time Republicans start fixing problems and stop fixing elections.”

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Rep. Barca Statement on Retirement of WEDC CEO Reed Hall

WEDC Needs Major Leadership and Structural Changes

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Audit: GAB Doing Its Job as Non-Partisan Government Watchdog

“Today’s audit shows that the Government Accountability Board is conducting its investigations in an appropriate way.”

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WEDC Must Act More Quickly to Put in Place Stronger Taxpayer Safeguards

Awards Committee moves forward Rep. Barca and Sen. Lassa’s proposal to require background checks prior to awarding taxpayer assistance.

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Rep. Barca Urges WEDC to Immediately Adopt Stronger Taxpayer Safeguards

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Rep. Barca Statement on Passage of Bucks Arena Deal

My goal was to get the best deal possible for workers and taxpayers of Wisconsin – and I believe this deal does that.

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Rep. Barca Statement on Budget Signing

"... this budget is not a budget for the people of Wisconsin."

State Rep. Peter Barca

Republicans “Double Down” on their Assault on Open Government

“Republicans want to turn our nonpartisan government watchdog into a partisan lapdog.”

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Rep. Barca Statement on Passage of Fast-Tracked 20-Week Abortion Ban

“I was extremely surprised, in the midst of so much litigation across the country on this issue, that the Republicans would pass a 20-week abortion bill.”

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