Rep. Peter Barca Statement on Special Session
“The opioid epidemic in our state is a very serious issue that requires a very aggressive response.”
“The opioid epidemic in our state is a very serious issue that requires a very aggressive response. I hope the committees will collect input from those who know this issue firsthand—from law enforcement, to educators, to medical professionals—as this will help us address this crisis in the most comprehensive manner possible.
“The urgency of this special session is warranted, and I hope Gov. Walker takes the same approach to other incredibly significant issues facing Wisconsin families right now, including rebuilding the most diminished middle class in the country. As elected officials, we need to do everything we can to address those who are hurting.”
Press Releases by State Rep. Peter Barca
By June 30, 2019, the LFB concludes that Wisconsin taxpayers will lose out on more than $2.7 billion by not fully expanding BadgerCare.
In the 31 states that have chosen to expand Medicaid, 1.2 million individuals with substance abuse disorders have gained access to coverage.
"Allowing anyone to carry a loaded, concealed firearm without a background check or safety training has implications almost certainly do not fully understand."
"From Right-to-Work to repealing prevailing wage, the PLA bill is just another in a long line of GOP policies that adversely affect Wisconsin workers..."
"Attorney General Brad Schimel is fighting for his party, not democracy."
"We should not be spending another cent defending unconstitutional legislative maps."