Statement on investigation into Gov. Walker’s Dept. of Corrections
“Years of Republican budget cuts, forced overtime policies and limits on workplace safety have created major problems at Wisconsin’s correctional institutions."
MADISON – Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) released the following statement regarding the criminal investigation into ‘mistreatment of youth’ in Gov. Walker’s Department of Corrections:
“Years of Republican budget cuts, forced overtime policies and limits on workplace safety have created major problems at Wisconsin’s correctional institutions. Severe understaffing and increased safety risks have become all too common as a result of Gov. Walker’s anti-worker policies and mismanagement of taxpayer resources. Democrats have put forward numerous proposals to improve worker safety and save taxpayer dollars in our Corrections Department, but the majority party continues to ignore these serious issues. It’s time for Gov. Walker and legislative Republicans to acknowledge the problems they’ve created and work to improve community safety across our state.”
Press Releases by Jennifer Shilling
Gov. Walker and President-elect Trump put polluters and special interests ahead of Wisconsin familiesDec 20th, 2016 by Jennifer Shilling
"Gov. Walker is once again proposing a range of costly, discriminatory and unconstitutional policies aimed at punishing workers and dividing communities."
“Sen. Taylor and Sen. Erpenbach have been outspoken advocates for working families in Wisconsin and understand the importance of investing in our future.”
“I am honored that my colleagues have once again entrusted me with the responsibility of serving as Senate Democratic Leader.”