Senator Jon Erpenbach response to Governor Walker’s State of the State
Walker’s Wisconsin has trailed the national average in 12 month job creation for the 20th consecutive quarter.
“Wisconsin is not better off than we were six years ago. Our roads and bridges are unsafe. The transportation budget has a $1 billion dollar deficit. Governor Walker’s Wisconsin has trailed the national average in 12 month job creation for the 20th consecutive quarter. That is every quarter since Republicans and Governor Walker took control. Governor Walker pledged 250,000 new jobs in his first term. He’s been in office for 6 years and is still 90,000 new jobs short of that promise. ACT scores have dropped because of a billion dollar cut in K-12 public school funding. And UW Madison is no longer in our nation’s top five research institutions because of budget cuts – for the first time since 1972. These are just a few examples. No Governor Walker, Wisconsin is not better off than we were six years ago.”
Press Releases by Jon Erpenbach
Senator Erpenbach has worked in the Legislature to regulate issue ads since his election in 1998 to the Senate.
“The nursing home fund raid without Legislative approval is not business as usual as Governor Walker and DVA bureaucrats would like you to believe.”
"From here, it looks like decisions have been made to cut costs that are sacrificing resident care and comfort, perhaps just to bank money for other uses."
Statement from State Senator Jon Erpenbach on the US Supreme Court decision to reject admitting privileges and clinic shutdown laws
Higher student fees and less state support for our university system are on the agenda this week in Madison.