State Rep. Evan Goyke

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Statement on Lame Duck Session
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Statement on Lame Duck Session

Rep. Goyke Thanks Constituents for Advocacy and Opposes Lack of Republican Transparency

Rep. Goyke Commends UW School for Urban Agriculture Initiative
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Rep. Goyke Commends UW School for Urban Agriculture Initiative

Federal USDA grant follows on urban farming legislation introduced by Rep. Goyke calling for a School of Urban Agriculture in Wisconsin

Sheriff Sale Fairness Legislation Signed Into Law
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Sheriff Sale Fairness Legislation Signed Into Law

Wisconsin counties now have important tools to target bad actors and increase auction sale competition

Bipartisan Alternative Drug Treatment Program Signed Into Law
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Bipartisan Alternative Drug Treatment Program Signed Into Law

"This bill will help save lives, repair families in need, and is another important step in combatting drug addiction in Wisconsin."

Juvenile Corrections Reform Signed Into Law
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Juvenile Corrections Reform Signed Into Law

State of Wisconsin adopts reforms authored by Rep. Goyke

State Legislature Passes Sheriff Sale Fairness Legislation
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State Legislature Passes Sheriff Sale Fairness Legislation

Wisconsin counties will have important tools to target bad actors and increase auction sale competition

State Assembly Passes Sheriff Sale Fairness Legislation
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State Assembly Passes Sheriff Sale Fairness Legislation

Wisconsin counties will have important tools to target bad actors and increase auction sale competition

Rep. Goyke Statement on Foxconn Special Session Bill
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Rep. Goyke Statement on Foxconn Special Session Bill

"Today I registered my position against 2017 Special Session Assembly Bill 1, the Foxconn legislation."

A Bill Providing Pathways to Employment for Youthful Offenders Receives Public Hearing
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A Bill Providing Pathways to Employment for Youthful Offenders Receives Public Hearing

Bipartisan legislation would fix Wisconsin’s outdated expungement law

Sen. Testin and Rep. Goyke Introduce Bi-partisan Wisconsin Veterans Farm Bill of 2017
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Sen. Testin and Rep. Goyke Introduce Bi-partisan Wisconsin Veterans Farm Bill of 2017

Proposal Would Create Program in DATCP to Recruit Veterans into Agriculture

Rep. Goyke Appointed to WHEDA Board
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Rep. Goyke Appointed to WHEDA Board

"I look forward to the opportunity to promote access to quality housing for all Wisconsinites."

Rep. Goyke Sworn In For Third Term
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Rep. Goyke Sworn In For Third Term

“I am honored to represent the community that I love”

Rep. Goyke to Lead Juvenile Justice Reform
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Rep. Goyke to Lead Juvenile Justice Reform

In lieu of gubernatorial leadership on this important issue, the legislature must act.

Rep. Goyke to Reintroduce Bi-Partisan “Missouri Model” Juvenile Justice Legislation
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Rep. Goyke to Reintroduce Bi-Partisan “Missouri Model” Juvenile Justice Legislation

"Reduced recidivism means reduced crime."

Rep. Goyke Receives 2016 Community Health Center Friend Award
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Rep. Goyke Receives 2016 Community Health Center Friend Award

Progressive Community Health Centers honor Rep. Goyke for his work in the legislature to benefit Wisconsin Health Centers

Rep. Goyke Receives Torchbearer Award
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Rep. Goyke Receives Torchbearer Award

Wisconsin Sierra Club John Muir Chapter honors Rep. Goyke for his transportation and transit efforts

Rep. Goyke Statement on Assembly Democratic Leadership Elections
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Rep. Goyke Statement on Assembly Democratic Leadership Elections

There is difficult and immediate work that we must do as Democrats. "

Rep. Goyke Commemorates Veterans Day 2016
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Rep. Goyke Commemorates Veterans Day 2016

“Today our nation recognizes and thanks the brave men and women who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States.”

Rep. Goyke Congratulates Milwaukee Public Schools and Stands with Dedicated Staff and Students
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Rep. Goyke Congratulates Milwaukee Public Schools and Stands with Dedicated Staff and Students

"I offer my sincere congratulations to Dr. Driver, the MPS School Board, Teachers, Parents, and Students. "

Rep. Goyke Commemorates Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance 2016
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Rep. Goyke Commemorates Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance 2016

State Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement in commemoration of Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance 2016

State Investment in Sherman Park and Milwaukee A First Step In Right Direction – Calls for Sustained Commitment
Committed to the 18th Assembly District and Milwaukee
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Committed to the 18th Assembly District and Milwaukee

“I am proud to represent the 18th Assembly District and have been honored to serve alongside Senator Nikiya Harris-Dodd for the last four years.”

Rep. Goyke Thanks Senator Harris Dodd for Serving Milwaukee
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Rep. Goyke Thanks Senator Harris Dodd for Serving Milwaukee

"I will miss serving alongside her. I wish her and her family all the best.”

Op-Ed: Bold Criminal Justice Reform Needed
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Bold Criminal Justice Reform Needed

A smarter approach could save money, reduce mass incarceration and assure safety.

Rep. Goyke Commemorates Veterans Day 2015
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Rep. Goyke Commemorates Veterans Day 2015

Today our nation pauses to recognize and give thanks to the brave men and women who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States.

Rep. Goyke Testifies In Support of Problem-Solving Courts Legislation
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Rep. Goyke Testifies In Support of Problem-Solving Courts Legislation

Assembly Bills 51 and 52 will benefit Wisconsin’s court system and those whom they serve by providing greater access to treatment while maintaining high quality standards to ensure the program’s success.

Rep. Goyke Votes to Invest in Milwaukee’s Future
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Rep. Goyke Votes to Invest in Milwaukee’s Future

“I believe in Milwaukee and I’m all in.”

Goyke backs proposals to help vets in education, other areas
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Goyke backs proposals to help vets in education, other areas

State senator backs package being circulated by State Rep. Dianne Hesselbein

Rep. Goyke Opposes Right to Work
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Rep. Goyke Opposes Right to Work

"Senate Bill 44 is bad public policy, drafted in a rushed way. "

Goyke cites Wal-Mart salary hike
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Goyke cites Wal-Mart salary hike

Retailer's wage increase shows need for good pay, he says

Problem-Solving Courts Legislation Advances to Legislature
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Problem-Solving Courts Legislation Advances to Legislature

"I am thrilled that the Council, in an overwhelmingly bi-partisan vote, supported advancement of these three pieces of legislation."

Rep. Goyke Applauds Formation of Near West Side Partners Inc.
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Rep. Goyke Applauds Formation of Near West Side Partners Inc.

Milwaukee community stakeholders come together to improve Milwaukee’s near west wide

Rep. Goyke Sworn In For Second Term
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Rep. Goyke Sworn In For Second Term

“I am honored and humbled to continue representing my community here in the State Legislature.”

Rep. Goyke to Lead Assembly Democrats on Criminal Justice and Public Safety
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Rep. Goyke to Lead Assembly Democrats on Criminal Justice and Public Safety

“As the Ranking Democrat on this important Committee, I pledge to work with anyone, from any party, and any part of the State, toward our shared goal of a safer and truly equal Wisconsin.”

Rep. Goyke Announces Candidacy for Assembly Democratic Leader
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Rep. Goyke Announces Candidacy for Assembly Democratic Leader

“Today I am announcing my candidacy for Assembly Democratic Leader.”

Rep. Goyke Commemorates Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance 2014
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Rep. Goyke Commemorates Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance 2014

State Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement.

Milwaukee Legislators Pledge Further Efforts to Combat Sex Trafficking
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Milwaukee Legislators Pledge Further Efforts to Combat Sex Trafficking

Press Release from State Representative LaTonya Johnson, State Representative Evan Goyke, and State Senator Nikiya Harris-Dodd.

Representative Goyke Pleased with Progress of Problem-Solving Courts Study Committee
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Representative Goyke Pleased with Progress of Problem-Solving Courts Study Committee

State Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement regarding the encouraging progress made by the Legislative Council Study Committee on Problem-Solving Courts, Alternatives, and Diversions

Representative Goyke Commemorates Purple Heart Day 2014
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Representative Goyke Commemorates Purple Heart Day 2014

State Rep. Evan Goyke Commemorates Purple Heart Day 2014

Rep. Goyke Advocates for New Development at Milwaukee City Campus Site
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Rep. Goyke Advocates for New Development at Milwaukee City Campus Site

State Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement in support of a new development and investment opportunity at Milwaukee’s City Campus site in advance of tonight’s listening session on the subject.

Representative Goyke Elected to Progressive Community Health Center Board of Directors
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Representative Goyke Elected to Progressive Community Health Center Board of Directors

"I am very honored to serve on the Progressive Community Health Center Board of Directors."

Representative Goyke Congratulates Milwaukee’s Washington Heights Neighborhood on Award from the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Planning Association
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Representative Goyke Congratulates Milwaukee’s Washington Heights Neighborhood on Award from the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Planning Association

State Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) issued the following statement congratulating Milwaukee's Washington Heights Neighborhood on being named one of the "Great Places in Wisconsin."

Representative Goyke Commemorates Memorial Day 2014
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Representative Goyke Commemorates Memorial Day 2014

State Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement in commemoration of Memorial Day 2014.

Rep. Shankland and Rep. Goyke ask Walker for Special Session on Feeding Families
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Rep. Shankland and Rep. Goyke ask Walker for Special Session on Feeding Families

Rep. Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point) and Rep. Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) sent a letter to Governor Walker today, asking him to order a special session for the Wisconsin Legislature to reverse the Farm Bill’s cuts to food stamps.

Representative Goyke Congratulates Wisconsin Veterans Museum on Smithsonian Affiliate Designation
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Representative Goyke Congratulates Wisconsin Veterans Museum on Smithsonian Affiliate Designation

State Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement congratulating the Wisconsin Veterans Museum on its new designation as a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate:

Representative Goyke Announces In-District Office Hours
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Representative Goyke Announces In-District Office Hours

Representative Evan Goyke will hold in-district office hours on April 24th, April 25th, and April 28th where constituents are encouraged to visit and voice their comments, questions, or concerns about issues facing the 18th Assembly District and the State of Wisconsin.

Rep. Goyke Statement on the Retirement of Rep. Sandy Pasch
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Rep. Goyke Statement on the Retirement of Rep. Sandy Pasch

Rep. Evan Goyke released the following statement regarding the retirement of Rep. Sandy Pasch.

Representative Goyke Commemorates Vietnam Veterans Day 2014
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Representative Goyke Commemorates Vietnam Veterans Day 2014

State Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement in commemoration of Vietnam Veterans Day 2014.

Representative Shankland and Representative Goyke Announce Legislation to Preserve FoodShare Benefits for 255,000 Households
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Representative Shankland and Representative Goyke Announce Legislation to Preserve FoodShare Benefits for 255,000 Households

Rep. Katrina Shankland and Rep. Evan Goyke announced legislation to protect low-income Wisconsinites from the 2014 Farm Bill’s impending cuts to food stamps.

Representative Goyke: Assembly Republicans Fail to Expand Access to Mental Health Services for Victims of Sexual Assault
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Representative Goyke: Assembly Republicans Fail to Expand Access to Mental Health Services for Victims of Sexual Assault

State Rep. Goyke issued the following statement in response to the Wisconsin State Assembly adjourning without passing Assembly Bill 518.

Representative Goyke’s Statement on Governor Walker’s State of the State Address
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Representative Goyke’s Statement on Governor Walker’s State of the State Address

State Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) issued the following statement in response to Governor Walker’s State of the State address delivered this evening:

Representative Goyke Authors Resolution Regarding Sudden Closure of LifeSkills Academy: Denied by GOP Party Line Vote
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Representative Goyke Authors Resolution Regarding Sudden Closure of LifeSkills Academy: Denied by GOP Party Line Vote

Today State Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) put forward a resolution in the Wisconsin State Assembly that addresses the sudden closure of LifeSkills Academy in Milwaukee on or about December 12, 2013.

Representative Goyke Testifies on Assembly Bill 518 – “Lindsey’s Law”
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Representative Goyke Testifies on Assembly Bill 518 – “Lindsey’s Law”

Today, State Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) testified before the Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice in support of Assembly Bill 518, “Lindsey’s Law.”

Op-Ed: How to Improve Inner City Housing
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How to Improve Inner City Housing

A state legislator suggests city/state cooperation could address the problem of foreclosed homes.

Representative Goyke Elected Democratic Caucus Secretary
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Representative Goyke Elected Democratic Caucus Secretary

State Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement regarding his election today as Democratic Caucus Secretary.

Rep. Goyke Commemorates Veterans Day 2013
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Rep. Goyke Commemorates Veterans Day 2013

State Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement in commemoration of Veterans Day 2013

Representative Goyke, Representative Wright, and Senator Lassa to Introduce “Lindsey’s Law” to Provide Greater Access to Services for Victims of Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking
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Representative Goyke, Representative Wright, and Senator Lassa to Introduce “Lindsey’s Law” to Provide Greater Access to Services for Victims of Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking

The legislation is currently being circulated for co-sponsorship and is supported by the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

State Representative Evan Goyke Congratulates Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce on 100th Member and One-Year Anniversary
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State Representative Evan Goyke Congratulates Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce on 100th Member and One-Year Anniversary

State Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) issued the following statement congratulating the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce on their addition of MillerCoors as their 100th member on their one-year anniversary

Rep. Goyke Commemorates Purple Heart Day
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Rep. Goyke Commemorates Purple Heart Day

State Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement in commemoration of Purple Heart Day 2013

Rep. Goyke Statement on Passage of 2013-2015 State Budget
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Rep. Goyke Statement on Passage of 2013-2015 State Budget

State Representative Evan Goyke released the following statement in response to the Wisconsin State Assembly’s passage of the 2013-2015 biennial budget

Rep. Goyke Statement on Governor Walker Signing Mining Bill
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Rep. Goyke Statement on Governor Walker Signing Mining Bill

State Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement in response to Governor Scott Walker signing the controversial mining bill, Senate Bill 1.

Rep. Goyke Statement on the Governor’s 2013 Budget Address
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Rep. Goyke Statement on the Governor’s 2013 Budget Address

State Representative Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement in response to Governor Scott Walker’s 2013 budget address on Wednesday