State Sen. LaTonya Johnson
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Republicans Again Trying to Distract from Harmful Budget, Lagging Economy

Rep. Johnson responds to GOP’s 20-week abortion ban bill

By - May 7th, 2015 01:57 pm

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.”

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