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Rep. Richards Urges Gov. Walker to Sign ShotSpotter Expansion
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Rep. Richards Urges Gov. Walker to Sign ShotSpotter Expansion

A bill to partially restore a $445,000 cut to the Milwaukee Police Department’s gunshot sensor program is headed to Gov. Scott Walker’s desk.

Rep. Richards Moves to Criminalize First Drunken Driving Offenses
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Rep. Richards Moves to Criminalize First Drunken Driving Offenses

Rep. Jon Richards unveiled legislation to criminalize first-offense drunken driving.

Rep. Richards Applauds Move to Provide $175,000 for ShotSpotter
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Rep. Richards Applauds Move to Provide $175,000 for ShotSpotter

Rep. Jon Richards released the following statement in support of a proposal announced today to provide $175,000 in state funds for the Milwaukee Police Department’s ShotSpotter Program.

Rep. Richards Reaffirms Call to Pass Universal Background Checks Law
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Rep. Richards Reaffirms Call to Pass Universal Background Checks Law

Today, Rep. Jon Richards (D-Milwaukee) reaffirmed his call for a public hearing and passage of his bill to require criminal background checks for all firearms transactions in Wisconsin.

Rep. Richards Congratulates Wisconsin LGBT Chamber on One-Year Anniversary
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Rep. Richards Congratulates Wisconsin LGBT Chamber on One-Year Anniversary

Rep. Jon Richards (D-Milwaukee) issued the following statement congratulating the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce on their one-year anniversary and the addition of their 100th member.

State Budget Committee’s Rep. Richards commends county leaders for vote in support of BadgerCare
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State Budget Committee’s Rep. Richards commends county leaders for vote in support of BadgerCare

County Leaders Say Strengthen BadgerCare as Walker Gets Ready to Drop Coverage for 92,000 People

Rep. Richards to Introduce Legislation for Milwaukee Police Overtime Pay
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Rep. Richards to Introduce Legislation for Milwaukee Police Overtime Pay

Rep. Jon Richards (D-Milwaukee), a member of the Joint Finance Committee, today announced he will be introducing legislation to provide for $500,000 in state matching funds to boost city policing in the City of Milwaukee.

Federal Court Hands Governor Walker Third Defeat This Month
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Federal Court Hands Governor Walker Third Defeat This Month

Health care lawsuit against his administration moves forward

Budget Puts Extreme Policies before Middle-Class Families
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Budget Puts Extreme Policies before Middle-Class Families

Rep. Jon Richards (D-Milwaukee), a member of the legislature’s budget committee, issued the following statement on passage of the budget.

Republican budget turns $700 million surplus into $300 million structural deficit
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Republican budget turns $700 million surplus into $300 million structural deficit

Massive tax cuts for the wealthy take priority over public schools

GOP Adopts Ideological Health Care Plan that Costs Taxpayers More, Insures Fewer People
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GOP Adopts Ideological Health Care Plan that Costs Taxpayers More, Insures Fewer People

Republicans attempted to disguise the issue by saying that those people could simply buy private coverage in the exchanges, but failed to note that their plan does not make that insurance affordable for them.

Independent analysis confirms GOP flat tax plan is massive tax giveaway to the wealthy at the expense of middle-class taxpayers
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Independent analysis confirms GOP flat tax plan is massive tax giveaway to the wealthy at the expense of middle-class taxpayers

A new Republican flat tax plan would pay big dividends for Wisconsin’s most well off at the expense of the middle class, according to an independent analysis of the plan released today.

Republicans Dust Off Failed ‘Trickle Down’ Experiments of the Past
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Republicans Dust Off Failed ‘Trickle Down’ Experiments of the Past

New GOP Flat Tax Scheme Benefits Wealthy at the Expense of Public Schools, Middle Class

Walker food stamp plan puts mean-spirited ideology before taxpayers, common sense
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Walker food stamp plan puts mean-spirited ideology before taxpayers, common sense

Madison—Governor Scott Walker wants state taxpayers to pay an extra $16.7 million per year on his plan to take food off the tables of 31,350 low-income Wisconsinites.

Republican Finance Committee chairs rush to pump taxpayer money into broken jobs agency
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Republican Finance Committee chairs rush to pump taxpayer money into broken jobs agency

Democratic call for full public and expert scrutiny of WEDC ignored by GOP leaders

Audit of Gov. Walker’s Jobs Agency Confirms Worst Fears
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Audit of Gov. Walker’s Jobs Agency Confirms Worst Fears

WEDC fails as Wisconsin ranks last in Midwest for Job Growth

Plan to Strengthen BadgerCare Unveiled at State Capitol
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Plan to Strengthen BadgerCare Unveiled at State Capitol

Provides another stepping stone to rebuilding Wisconsin’s middle-class

Rep. Richards’ Statement on Updated Revenue Projections
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Rep. Richards’ Statement on Updated Revenue Projections

Rep. Jon Richards (D-Milwaukee), a member of the legislature’s budget-writing committee, released the following statement in response to the new revenue estimates released today by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau.

Rep. Richards Reappointed to Joint Finance Committee
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Rep. Richards Reappointed to Joint Finance Committee

Creating jobs and helping middle class are top priorities for Milwaukee lawmaker

Rep. Richards Proposes Requiring Background Checks for All Wisconsin Gun Sales
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Rep. Richards Proposes Requiring Background Checks for All Wisconsin Gun Sales

Today, Rep. Jon Richards (D-Milwaukee) announced he is drafting legislation to require background checks for all gun purchases in Wisconsin.

Rep. Richards: Gov. Walker needs to “shut the door” on ending same-day voter registration
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Rep. Richards: Gov. Walker needs to “shut the door” on ending same-day voter registration

No victory for voters or taxpayers until a veto is promised

Rep. Richards’ Huffington Post blog: Gov. Walker, GOP Allies Put Voter Suppression Ahead of Helping the Middle Class
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Rep. Richards’ Huffington Post blog: Gov. Walker, GOP Allies Put Voter Suppression Ahead of Helping the Middle Class

In his latest blog post on the Huffington Post website, Rep. Jon Richards (D-Milwaukee) calls on Gov. Scott Walker and legislative Republicans to drop their plans to end same-day voter registration.

Rep. Richards calls on Gov. Walker to renounce arresting federal officials who are doing their jobs
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Rep. Richards calls on Gov. Walker to renounce arresting federal officials who are doing their jobs

Today Rep. Jon Richards (D-Milwaukee), the ranking member on the Assembly Committee on Health, released the following statement calling on Gov. Walker to oppose any legislation that would call for the arrest of federal officials who try to implement the Affordable Care Act in Wisconsin.