Katrina Shankland
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Rep. Shankland Responds to Ed Wall’s Resignation from Secretary of DOC

“While the governor seems to have a refined ability to casually brush off scandal after scandal associated with his administration, the mismanagement within our correctional system needs to be addressed immediately.”

By - Feb 12th, 2016 04:06 pm

Madison – State Representative Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point) released the following statement regarding the resignation of Ed Wall from his post as Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections:

“With an ongoing investigation into alleged misconduct and abuse at Lincoln Hills, it appears that under the supervision and guidance of Secretary Wall and Governor Walker, our state’s correctional institutions have been severely mismanaged. It’s disturbing that the Walker administration has been aware of serious allegations of misconduct within our state’s correctional facilities for years. While the leadership change at the Department of Corrections was necessary, it simply is not enough. It is time for the people of Wisconsin to hold Governor Walker and his administration accountable and ask for comprehensive changes within our state’s correctional system. Simply changing the name placard on the secretary’s door at the Department of Corrections will not suffice.

“While the governor seems to have a refined ability to casually brush off scandal after scandal associated with his administration, the mismanagement within our correctional system needs to be addressed immediately. That is why I joined members of the Assembly Democratic Caucus in requesting a formal audit of the Department of Corrections. The governor and legislative Republicans should heed the call of Democrats in requesting a comprehensive audit of the corrections system in Wisconsin as a first step in bringing the accountability to his administration that he dearly owes the people of Wisconsin.”

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Federal Court Finds Legislative Maps Drawn by Republicans Represent Unconstitutional Gerrymander

Court finds maps drawn by Republicans were “intended to burden the representational rights of Democratic voters”

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Rep. Shankland Statement on “Right to Work” Ruling

“So-called 'Right to Work' has not worked for Wisconsin’s working families, and today is a victory for everyone who works hard and deserves the chance to get ahead.”

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Here’s what Gov. Walker didn’t tell you while signing higher education bills

"The governor forgot to tell you that funding levels for need-based higher education grants remained frozen at 2011 levels in his 2015-17 executive budget."

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Rep Shankland: What a Bunch of Baloney!

Reacts to Report of WI Business Lobby Dissuading State Action after Kraft Heinz Merger

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How Low Will Scott Krug Go?

Rep. Krug plays Madison politics and votes against his own proposal… after he voted for it

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Statement on the State Assembly’s Final Session Day

“True to their actions all session, Republicans ended the year by selling another piece of Wisconsin to the highest bidder.”

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Governor Walker Commits to Shifting Campaign Costs onto Wisconsin Taxpayers

It was reported that Governor Walker’s political campaign will no longer be paying for his security team’s travel costs for campaign events.

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Rep. Shankland: Statement on the 7th Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

The median income of working women is just 78% of the income of working men.

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Rep. Shankland Responds to Release of Gov. Walker’s Receipts from State after Failed White House Bid

"Given that the Department of Administration has released receipts, I hope this means the governor will consider supporting the Wisconsin Taxpayer Protection Act."

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Response to Governor Walker’s State of the State Address

“Over the past year, Governor Walker and Republican legislators made it clear that special interest handouts and political power grabs were their top priorities – not the people of Wisconsin.”

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Reps. Shankland, Wachs Introduce Legislation to Increase Higher Ed Financial Aid

Over 36,000 UW & Tech College students denied aid in 2014-15 due to lack of state funding

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Republicans Skirt Open Records Laws, Again

“Telling state employees not to conduct state business using official e-mails and telephones is a new low.”

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