Lena Taylor
Press Release

Wisconsinites laid off while politicians line their pockets

“Over 10,000 workers have been impacted by mass layoffs and plant closings in 2015.”

By - Nov 6th, 2015 05:29 pm

(MADISON) – Late this evening, the Senate Republicans voted on two bills that further dismantled government accountability Assembly Bills 387 & 388. After vowing to vote against both bills, Sen. Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement:

“Tonight will mark another late night Senate Session. We were called into extraordinary session. Not to solve real problems such as the rising number of companies and residents packing up and leaving Wisconsin or the plight of our educational disparities. Instead, they called us into an extraordinary session to further rig the rules of election in their favor.

“Over 10,000 workers have been impacted by mass layoffs and plant closings in 2015. Target and Joy Global are just two of the examples of recent companies that have closed their doors on Scott Walker’s watch. We could have been doing something extraordinary today for Wisconsin’s working families. Instead, we came in today to open the floodgates to increasing campaign donations, make them harder to track and make it easier to get away with in this continued era of shady and unethical political practices.”

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2 thoughts on “Wisconsinites laid off while politicians line their pockets”

  1. Ben says:

    Joy Global and Caterpillar layoffs are caused by a lack of global demand for mining equipment. Not a direct correlation between Wisconsin economy and policy.

    Target is closing 12 stores across the US. Northridge Target is hampered with being in high crime area, high store theft, and low sales. Obvious reasons to shut down a money draining location.

    Wisconsin unemployment is around 4.5% or just under 5%.

  2. Barb- West Bend says:

    Wisconsin’s infamous Republican Legislators make news.

    “The Des Moines Register.”

    “Walker, pals outlaw probes into…Walker.”


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