State Sen. Jon Erpenbach

Recent Articles

Op Ed: Legislature Must Act on Prison Overcrowding
Op Ed

Legislature Must Act on Prison Overcrowding

Safety a huge issue; will Republicans have courage to take on issue?

Op Ed: Medicare Threatened By Federal Tax Cuts
Op Ed

Medicare Threatened By Federal Tax Cuts

Massive deficit it causes could require huge cuts in Medicare.

Op Ed: Don’t Cut Historic Tax Credits
Op Ed

Don’t Cut Historic Tax Credits

They’re Walker's most successful economic development program. So why would he cut them?

Op Ed: Stop Raiding Veterans Nursing Home
Op Ed

Stop Raiding Veterans Nursing Home

Legislative oversight of this was vetoed by Gov. Walker. That’s wrong.

Op Ed: Why International Women’s Day Matters
Op Ed

Why International Women’s Day Matters

Women suffer greater poverty and crime, higher health care costs.

Op Ed: Unemployment Law Hurts Workers
Op Ed

Unemployment Law Hurts Workers

Also businesses, communities. Lawmaker seeks override of Walker administration rule.

Republican Manufacturing and Agriculture Tax Credit costing millions more than expected – benefits just a few of the state’s wealthiest individuals
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Republican Manufacturing and Agriculture Tax Credit costing millions more than expected – benefits just a few of the state’s wealthiest individuals

"75% of the total Manufacturing and Agriculture tax credit is going to individuals that each make more than a million dollars a year"

Senator Jon Erpenbach response to Governor Walker’s State of the State
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Senator Jon Erpenbach response to Governor Walker’s State of the State

Walker’s Wisconsin has trailed the national average in 12 month job creation for the 20th consecutive quarter.

Action Needed Now for King Residents
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Action Needed Now for King Residents

Erpenbach: Fund $18 million projects from 2015 Capital Budget and Enact Legislative Oversight Now

Illegal Coordination Highlighted in Guardian story
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Illegal Coordination Highlighted in Guardian story

Senator Erpenbach has worked in the Legislature to regulate issue ads since his election in 1998 to the Senate.

Erpenbach Vows to Again Seek Legislative Accountability for Veterans Budget
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Erpenbach Vows to Again Seek Legislative Accountability for Veterans Budget

“The nursing home fund raid without Legislative approval is not business as usual as Governor Walker and DVA bureaucrats would like you to believe.”

Veteran’s Nursing Homes Should Not Be Shortchanged
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Veteran’s Nursing Homes Should Not Be Shortchanged

"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."

Erpenbach on Supreme Court decision in Texas abortion restrictions
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Erpenbach on Supreme Court decision in Texas abortion restrictions

Statement from State Senator Jon Erpenbach on the US Supreme Court decision to reject admitting privileges and clinic shutdown laws

UW Operational Budget to Get Board Vote: Lowest State Support Reflects Republican Cuts
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UW Operational Budget to Get Board Vote: Lowest State Support Reflects Republican Cuts

Higher student fees and less state support for our university system are on the agenda this week in Madison.

Erpenbach to Gov. Walker: Stop DVA attacks on Veterans offices
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Erpenbach to Gov. Walker: Stop DVA attacks on Veterans offices

Local veteran to veteran counseling at risk again at the hands of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Op-Ed: State Could Still Get Medicaid Dollars
Op-Ed

State Could Still Get Medicaid Dollars

Would substitute for state spending, yielding millions for schools, roads, UW System.

Op-Ed: Federal Court Recognizes Photo ID Problems
Op-Ed

Federal Court Recognizes Photo ID Problems

Decision notes it is too difficult for some classes of people to obtain photo ID.

Erpenbach Calls for Corrections Reforms Immediately
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Erpenbach Calls for Corrections Reforms Immediately

Currently seeking co-sponsors, Erpenbach and other authors of the proposals expect introduction of the bills next week.

Walker Policy to Cost WI Taxpayers $1.07 Billion in Next Six Years
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Walker Policy to Cost WI Taxpayers $1.07 Billion in Next Six Years

Currently 31 states including the District of Columbia have accepted Federal Medicaid funds.

Patients Reproductive Health Care Act Announced
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Patients Reproductive Health Care Act Announced

This bill comes on the heels of a highly coordinated and unrelenting attack on women’s health by Governor Walker and legislative Republicans.

Statement on passage of dismantling of GAB and campaign finance deform bills
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Statement on passage of dismantling of GAB and campaign finance deform bills

“Republicans have dismantled a transparent and accountable Legislature.”

Statement on the closing of Oscar Mayer in Madison
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Statement on the closing of Oscar Mayer in Madison

“At the end of last week, Wisconsin had 9,341 workers affected by mass layoffs and plant closings; add 1,000 more.”

Sen. Erpenbach and Rep. Hintz Unveil Bill Targeting  Mental Health Gap for Veterans Most in Need
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Sen. Erpenbach and Rep. Hintz Unveil Bill Targeting Mental Health Gap for Veterans Most in Need

Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) and Representative Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) have unveiled a bill that would allow low-income veterans to receive a voucher for immediate mental health care for treatment such as emergency counseling, alcohol and drug treatment, and marriage counseling

Statement on Republican John Doe bill in the Senate
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Statement on Republican John Doe bill in the Senate

“Republicans are making it harder to investigate bribery of a public officer or employee.”

Statement from Senator Jon Erpenbach on vote in Senate Health and Human Services committee affecting biomedical research.
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Statement from Senator Jon Erpenbach on vote in Senate Health and Human Services committee affecting biomedical research.

"This bill will have a direct impact on patients seeking medical treatment for difficult and desperate diseases."

Op-Ed: Time to Revisit Transportation Funding Solutions
Op-Ed

Time to Revisit Transportation Funding Solutions

71 percent of Wisconsin's roads are rated in poor or mediocre condition.

Statement of Senator Jon Erpenbach on Health and Human Services Committee Meeting
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Statement of Senator Jon Erpenbach on Health and Human Services Committee Meeting

“Wisconsin’s economy is stagnant, yet we must spend the day working to hurt our growing businesses.”

Walker “just doesn’t get it.”
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Walker “just doesn’t get it.”

Wisconsin Senator Jon Erpenbach reacts to Governor Walker plan to repeal health care coverage for 16 million Americans, 200,000 from Wisconsin.

Erpenbach on final budget passage
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Erpenbach on final budget passage

"We can do better."

Erpenbach on tragic open records changes inserted into budget at 11th hour
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Erpenbach on tragic open records changes inserted into budget at 11th hour

“People have the right to know what their government is doing.”

Statement of Senator Jon Erpenbach on Governor Walker’s continued absence and the resulting infighting between Legislative Republicans
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Statement of Senator Jon Erpenbach on Governor Walker’s continued absence and the resulting infighting between Legislative Republicans

“The public in-fighting between Senate and Assembly Republican leadership is of no benefit to the people of this state. ”

Statement from Senator Jon Erpenbach on the passage of Senate Bill 179 – Abortion Ban
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Statement from Senator Jon Erpenbach on the passage of Senate Bill 179 – Abortion Ban

"Women and families in Wisconsin facing difficult decisions have had their health and lives put on the line with the passage of the dangerous abortion ban authored by Senator Lazich."

Erpenbach Statement on Senate Health and Human Services Committee Abortion Ban Vote
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Erpenbach Statement on Senate Health and Human Services Committee Abortion Ban Vote

"Today, it was confirmed that not only are Senate Republicans advancing a dangerous piece of legislation, they have no idea what’s in it."

Statement from Senator Jon Erpenbach on SB 179/AB 237 Abortion Ban
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Statement from Senator Jon Erpenbach on SB 179/AB 237 Abortion Ban

"Every single person, on these committees and in this Legislature, should recognize that these decisions should be made by a woman, her family, and her doctor, not by me, not by any politician."

Erpenbach to GOP –Anything Less Than Removal is a Failure
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Erpenbach to GOP –Anything Less Than Removal is a Failure

Governor Walker’s Plan to Give WI Long Term Care to Out of State For Profit Insurance, Up Today

Public Schools are Being Strangled by Governor Walker and His Friends
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Public Schools are Being Strangled by Governor Walker and His Friends

Statement from Senator Jon Erpenbach on Republican’s 29 page education omnibus motion.

Erpenbach Motion to Require Audit of DOA Info Tech Funds
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Erpenbach Motion to Require Audit of DOA Info Tech Funds

The motion failed along party lines.

Erpenbach Motion in Finance to Support WI Cancer Reporting System
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Erpenbach Motion in Finance to Support WI Cancer Reporting System

Cancer statistics will help provide insight and treatment options