Zepnick’s leadership shines through
Rep. Zepnick Statement on Milwaukee Bucks Arena Signing
Madison – Rep. Josh Zepnick today joined the Milwaukee Bucks, stakeholders throughout the state, and other elected officials at the signing of the Milwaukee Arena deal. Representative Zepnick has been a leading voice on necessary components and improvements to the Arena deal, and working to ensure that the project provides good paying jobs in construction and in the development surrounding the new sports facility.
“The economic benefits of a new arena are large. For instance, new good paying construction jobs and end use agreements can be a significant benefit for our community, which needs more jobs and economic development. From the beginning of this debate, I emphasized the need for good paying jobs to be part of this project, and I’m proud that the Bucks and others have agreed with me.
“Democracy won, secrecy failed. What started as a behind the scenes exclusive process, melted down and allowed for a more collaborative and inclusive approach to spending taxpayer resources. I have been on the forefront in demanding an open process since last year. My constituents expect and deserve that.
“Further, this project is not just about an arena for basketball games. It’s about conventions, concerts, and shows to utilize a new vibrant entertainment district. It’s about good public transit to get people to the venues and further connecting Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. These investments are vital to not just Milwaukee, but Wisconsin. I look forward to continuing to work with Mayor Barrett, County Executive Abele, as well as the Milwaukee Common Council and Milwaukee County Board to make this project, and the subsequent development a success.“
Press Releases by Rep. Josh Zepnick - Page 2
South Side State Representative Josh Zepnick Calls on Leon’s Owner to Rescind Policy Requiring English-Only CommunicationsMay 19th, 2016 by Rep. Josh Zepnick
Zepnick wants owner Ron Schneider to immediately rescind the policy and establish a reasonable set of expectations that addresses both customer service efficiency and treating everyone with respect regardless of their ethnic background.
The overall goals of construction must be: reduced speeding, safer pedestrian and biking routes, and examination of transit only lanes to calm fast-moving traffic that is entering/exiting the Interstate system.
Rep. Zepnick joins Mayor Barrett and neighborhood leaders to celebrate improved roads near National Ave., Layton Blvd., and S. 27th St.Nov 19th, 2015 by Rep. Josh Zepnick
Two projects possible through nearly $4 million secured by State Rep. Zepnick
New revenue is needed now while gas prices are at an all-time low
Calls on Department of Energy to aid in getting refinery up and running
More Borrowing is Fiscally Irresponsible
Zepnick’s plan allows cities or counties to tax gasoline at the pump with Wisconsin’s sales tax, and all revenue be placed in a local infrastructure fund
“Wisconsin citizens should not be worried about being gouged.”
"Uber is a success story in Milwaukee and I think one of the reasons is due to reasonable and responsible oversight by local government to ensure public safety."
South Side Democratic Legislator remains focused on improving workforce development with good paying jobs, safe and sound neighborhoods, rebuilding Milwaukee’s public infrastructure, and maintaining a strong education system.