Wisconsin 38th in job growth under Gov. Walker
State still dead last in the Midwest
MADISON – New federal figures released today show Wisconsin is 38th in the nation in overall job creation since Gov. Walker took office, including dead last in the Midwest. These figures cover the two-year period from December 2010 to December 2012 and come from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW).
In response to today’s report, Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) released the following statement:
“While I’m pleased to see a slight uptick in our job rankings, Wisconsin still has a long way to go – and the middle is hardly within sight. We should be focused on leading, not bringing up the rear.
“The fact remains that under Gov. Walker, Wisconsin ranks 38th in the country in job growth – dead last in the Midwest. And despite clear evidence that the Republican plan hasn’t worked well economically for Wisconsin, Gov. Walker’s budget doubles down on bad economic policy.
“The budget the governor is about to sign targets tax breaks at our wealthiest citizens – with far more than 10 times the break for people making $300,000 than for the average working family – shortchanges public schools while giving even more taxpayer money to private voucher schools and turns away up to 10,500 jobs that would be created if Wisconsin accepted federal funding to extend BadgerCare coverage to more citizens.
“I hope the Republicans will finally join in our efforts to focus on jobs, introduce bills to help put people back to work quickly, give Wisconsin workers much-needed training, promote manufacturing and capital access and help connect skilled workers with potential employers.
“It is my sincere hope Gov. Walker and Republican legislators stop focusing on divisive social issues and start focusing like a laser beam on jobs.”
Press Releases Referencing Peter Barca
Apr 14th, 2016 by Peter Barca
“It was shocking that the Walker Administration has not been participating in meetings with our hardworking County Veterans Services Officers all along, however I am glad they have committed to attend future meetings”
Apr 8th, 2016 by Peter Barca
“This ruling is a victory for workers’ rights and middle class families.”
Apr 1st, 2016 by Peter Barca
Rep. Barca also called for a full investigation and report from the Department of Administration and Department of Transportation on the outages.
Mar 28th, 2016 by Peter Barca
“These Republican bills do nothing to address the burden of student debt and the people of Wisconsin shouldn’t fall for the Republicans’ lack of action with these modest election-year smoke and mirrors.”
Mar 15th, 2016 by Peter Barca
“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Rep. Tamara Grigsby.”
Mar 8th, 2016 by Peter Barca
“Assembly Democrats stand united against hateful speech, no matter when or where that occurs.”