State Rep. Melissa Sargent

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Rep. Sargent Statement on Child Tax Rebate and Annual Sales Tax Holiday
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Rep. Sargent Statement on Child Tax Rebate and Annual Sales Tax Holiday

"This is a one-time sales tax holiday and a one-time $100-check to be delivered right before an election—if that doesn’t scream ‘election-year gimmick,’ I don’t know what does."

Republican Bill Second-Guesses, Restricts Local Governments
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Republican Bill Second-Guesses, Restricts Local Governments

Assembly bill would add restrictions to local governments raising money for transportation projects

Democrats Introduce Bill to Support Working Families, Increase Minimum Wage to $15
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Democrats Introduce Bill to Support Working Families, Increase Minimum Wage to $15

Legislation introduced today would increase Wisconsin’s minimum wage, tie minimum wage to inflation

Rep. Sargent’s Statement on Second Request for Public Review of Foxconn Contract, WEDC Board’s Two-Day Review
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Rep. Sargent’s Statement on Second Request for Public Review of Foxconn Contract, WEDC Board’s Two-Day Review

There’s no excuse for the lack of transparency or accountability with this much on the line for Wisconsin taxpayers.

Bills Introduced Repealing ‘Tampon Tax,’ Requiring Hygiene Products in Bathrooms
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Bills Introduced Repealing ‘Tampon Tax,’ Requiring Hygiene Products in Bathrooms

The Hygiene Product Accessibility Act removes barriers to affording, accessing hygiene products

Rep. Sargent’s Statement on Governor Walker’s Letter to the NFL
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Rep. Sargent’s Statement on Governor Walker’s Letter to the NFL

"Well, after seven years in office, I’m glad Scott Walker finally woke up this morning and realized domestic violence in the NFL is a problem."

King Audit, Hearing Highlight Need for Legislative Oversight and Accountability
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King Audit, Hearing Highlight Need for Legislative Oversight and Accountability

DVA unresponsiveness to Legislature, LAB audits should prompt legislative action

Legislators Condemn Las Vegas Shooting, Demand Action on Gun Violence
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Legislators Condemn Las Vegas Shooting, Demand Action on Gun Violence

Reps. Sargent, Berceau, and Taylor announce bill denouncing gun violence, call on state and federal legislators to act on legislation preventing gun violence

Reps. Sargent and Taylor Request LAB Audit of DOJ Sexual Assault Kit Testing
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Reps. Sargent and Taylor Request LAB Audit of DOJ Sexual Assault Kit Testing

Legislators today requested an official state audit relating to Wisconsin’s sexual assault kit backlog

ENDA Report Underscores Need for Domestic Violence Prevention in Wisconsin
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ENDA Report Underscores Need for Domestic Violence Prevention in Wisconsin

Rep. Sargent joined advocates today to announce the 2016 results of End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin’s annual Domestic Violence Homicide Report

Walker Prioritizes Politics Over Public Schools (Again)
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Walker Prioritizes Politics Over Public Schools (Again)

State budget bill signing scheduled during State Supt. Evers’ State of Education Address

Legislature Shouldn’t Get Too Comfortable After Latest LAB Audit on Wisconsin Veterans Home at King
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Legislature Shouldn’t Get Too Comfortable After Latest LAB Audit on Wisconsin Veterans Home at King

LAB King audit announced today highlights need for continued reform, legislative oversight

Unconstitutional Bill Addressing Republican-Manufactured Crisis to Pass Assembly
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Unconstitutional Bill Addressing Republican-Manufactured Crisis to Pass Assembly

Republicans set to pass bill spearheaded by Speaker Robin Vos attacking free speech rights on campus

WEDC Audit Reveals Continued Dereliction, Insubordination
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WEDC Audit Reveals Continued Dereliction, Insubordination

Governor Walker agency continues economic discouragement and taxpayer dollar malfeasance

Representative Sargent Introduces Bill to Stop “Stealth” Sexual Assault
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Representative Sargent Introduces Bill to Stop “Stealth” Sexual Assault

New legislation prevents sexual assault via nonconsensual removal of a sexually protective device

Audit of Wisconsin’s Financial Statements Another Hit to GOP’s Budget Fairytale
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Audit of Wisconsin’s Financial Statements Another Hit to GOP’s Budget Fairytale

Financial records show billion-dollar General Fund deficit and bleeding Transportation Fund

Republican-Sponsored Gun Bill Irresponsible, Dangerous for Wisconsin
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Republican-Sponsored Gun Bill Irresponsible, Dangerous for Wisconsin

Republican legislation makes a mockery of Wisconsin’s gun violence epidemic

Sober Housing Legislation Helps Address Addiction Epidemic
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Sober Housing Legislation Helps Address Addiction Epidemic

Rep. Sargent introduces bill to support and expand access to sober living residences in Wisconsin

DNR Audit Underlines Consequences of Starving State Government
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DNR Audit Underlines Consequences of Starving State Government

DNR underfunding, understaffing causing lack of enforcement, accountability

GOP Continues Six-Year War on Wisconsin Workers
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GOP Continues Six-Year War on Wisconsin Workers

GOP’s bill banning project labor agreements hurts hardworking Wisconsinites

Water in six Madison schools have higher lead levels than national standard
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Water in six Madison schools have higher lead levels than national standard

Rep. Sargent: Statement on Reports of High Lead Content in Local Schools

Progressive Tax Reform Plan Helps Middle Class Wisconsinites
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Progressive Tax Reform Plan Helps Middle Class Wisconsinites

Legislative progressives are putting money back in the pockets of hardworking families

Lack of Urgency, Transparency in Sexual Assault Kit Testing Necessitates Audit
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Lack of Urgency, Transparency in Sexual Assault Kit Testing Necessitates Audit

Representative Sargent requests an official audit of the DOJ’s sexual assault kit backlog and testing policies and procedures

Rep. Sargent: Statement on the Republican Plan to Increase the EITC
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Rep. Sargent: Statement on the Republican Plan to Increase the EITC

Republicans Take Credit for Putting Out Fires They Started

Redistricting Ruling Victory for Wisconsin Democracy
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Redistricting Ruling Victory for Wisconsin Democracy

People should get to pick their legislators, not vice versa

Transportation Audit Shatters GOP Budget Fairytale
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Transportation Audit Shatters GOP Budget Fairytale

Caution! Road Work Ahead (That We Can’t Pay For)

Governor Walker and GOP Out of Touch With Wisconsin
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Governor Walker and GOP Out of Touch With Wisconsin

"Governor Walker and the GOP could not be more wrong about the state of Wisconsin."

Op-Ed: Scott Walker Helped Create Trump
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Scott Walker Helped Create Trump

Governor's divisiveness and use of fear set stage for Donald Trump's style.