State Rep. Chris Taylor
Press Release

Rep. Taylor to GOP: Where’s the “aggressive” jobs agenda?

State Rep. Chris Taylor called out Governor Scott Walker and legislative Republicans for their post-election out of the gate “aggressive” legislative agenda.

By - Nov 10th, 2014 03:02 pm

MADISON – Today, State Representative Chris Taylor (D-Madison) called out Governor Scott Walker and legislative Republicans for their post-election out of the gate “aggressive” legislative agenda which seems to fixate more on privatizing public education and making sure the Government Accountability Board is composed of partisan political hacks than creating jobs to jump start Wisconsin’s sluggish economy. Taylor released the following statement:

“It seems that Governor Walker and his Republican legislative colleagues are more focused on issues they did not campaign on, including their obsession with privatizing public education and expanding private school vouchers. But in rural communities and small town after small town, whether red or blue, public schools are the heart of communities across Wisconsin. To take more taxpayer money from our 870,000 public school children to subsidize private school tuition for children already in private school would be a travesty for Wisconsin and hinder long-term job growth.

“Yet, the pro-voucher group, American Federation for Children, led by corrupt former Republican Speaker Scott Jensen, spent hundreds of thousands of dollars buying local races without focusing on the one issue providing the basis for this group’s existence – further privatizing public education. Let’s hope that Republicans will get serious about job creation and closing the extreme income inequality we see in this state rather than doling out political favors that do nothing but reward campaign contributors while hurting our state.”

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