Statement on Republican John Doe bill in the Senate
“Republicans are making it harder to investigate bribery of a public officer or employee.”
“Republicans will pass this bill that says loud and clear that crimes, common political crimes, crimes politicians or public servants commit, cannot be investigated through a John Doe proceeding. John Doe proceedings have resulted in the charging and conviction of several politicians, both Republicans and Democrats – but yet not one Democrat in the room will stand with Republicans and say this is a good idea.”
“Republicans are making it harder to investigate bribery of a public officer or employee. Republicans are making it harder to prosecute misconduct in office when politicians abuse their power. Republicans are making violations of campaign finance laws, which only politicians and their donors can commit, exempt from John Doe investigations. Republicans are using their majority to create safe harbor for themselves and politicians in the future. That is truly an injustice.”
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.