Republicans Again Trying to Distract from Harmful Budget, Lagging Economy
Rep. Johnson responds to GOP’s 20-week abortion ban bill
MADISON – Today Rep. LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee), the ranking Democratic member of the Assembly Committee on Children and Families, released the following statement after Republicans put forward a bill that would further limit access to health care for women across Wisconsin:
“Once again, Republicans are desperately trying to distract the people of Wisconsin from their irresponsible budgeting and economic mismanagement. I doubt it’s a coincidence that Republicans are circulating this bill the day after new projections showed state revenue is stagnant on their watch.
“The Republican budget does serious harm to our public schools, our universities, our environment and middle-class families across Wisconsin. Now Republicans are pushing divisive legislation that sells out Wisconsin women and families so Gov. Walker can curry favor with extreme, right-wing presidential primary voters.
“If Republicans spent as much time focusing on the core priorities of our citizens as they did on trying to change the subject, maybe Wisconsin wouldn’t be 40th in job growth and facing a $2.2 billion budget deficit right now.”
Press Releases by LaTonya Johnson
"I look forward to working with members of the board and stakeholders throughout the community to strengthen Milwaukee's economy, workers, and neighborhoods."
“The absence of any mention of Milwaukee in Gov. Walker’s State of the State speech speaks volumes to the absence of his leadership on the real problems our communities face every day.”
Together Rep. Goyke and Rep. Johnson pledge to continue to work together to help heal the community.
“I am honored to have received the endorsements of the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association, Wisconsin Education Association Council, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, and Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals,” said LaTonya Johnson.
The Adoption Protection Package focuses on crisis prevention, pre-adoptive training requirements, access to post-adoptive resources, and implements safeguards for children adopted from other states and countries.
The law aligns Wisconsin with the federal Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act.