Republicans Should Focus on Wisconsin Jobs, Not Their Own Jobs
“The people of Wisconsin deserve swift bipartisan action on initiatives to grow Wisconsin jobs.”
MADISON – Today, the Wisconsin State Assembly went into extraordinary session to dismantle the state’s non-partisan elections board and open the floodgates to money in politics. In response, Rep. Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point) released the following statement:
“The people of Wisconsin deserve swift bipartisan action on initiatives to grow Wisconsin jobs. With massive layoffs in 2015, the legislature should have used this extraordinary session to create economy opportunities for working families. Instead, Republicans spent taxpayer resources to line their pockets with more campaign cash. Secretive outside groups will be allowed to collude with candidates in an almost unrestricted way, and our nonpartisan elections watchdog will become a partisan lapdog.
“It’s outrageous how brazen Republican legislators have become in their quest to consolidate their political power. As we head into the holidays, Wisconsin families are worried about their jobs and about putting food on the table. They want the legislature to give them a fair shot and create a level playing field. Democrats asked that our proposals – from allowing student loan refinancing to ensuring retirement security – be taken up during the extraordinary session. There’s still time to hold a special session on jobs, and the people of Wisconsin want action.”
Press Releases by Katrina Shankland
Court finds maps drawn by Republicans were “intended to burden the representational rights of Democratic voters”
“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.”
"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."
“True to their actions all session, Republicans ended the year by selling another piece of Wisconsin to the highest bidder.”