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Secrecy Hides State Legislators’ Actions

Secrecy Hides State Legislators’ Actions

Anonymous budget amendments and "Body Snatcher” bills reward special interests, limit public input.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Statement on the Passing of State Representative Tamara Grigsby
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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Statement on the Passing of State Representative Tamara Grigsby

Tamara was the kind of champion who focused on moving the issues forward, in good times and bad.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair, Martha Laning, on the passing of former State Representative Tamara Grigsby
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair, Martha Laning, on the passing of former State Representative Tamara Grigsby

"She will be missed, but her legacy will forever be honored by the work of her colleagues and friends."

Rep. Barca Statement on the Passing of Former Rep. Tamara Grigsby
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Rep. Barca Statement on the Passing of Former Rep. Tamara Grigsby

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Rep. Tamara Grigsby.”

The Other Mandela

The Other Mandela

The fundraiser for Rep. Mandela Barnes, just two days before his namesake Nelson Mandela died, had a big turnout.

Governor Doyle Vetoes Milwaukee County Sales Tax for Transit

Governor Doyle Vetoes Milwaukee County Sales Tax for Transit

When the budget finally made it to his desk, Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle used his extensive veto powers in a lot of ways. The most significant of which was arguably the line-item veto of the Milwaukee Transit Authority and the proposed 0.65% sales tax increase for Milwaukee County. Doyle did not veto SERTA, the authority which is to run the KRM commuter rail line, and the $18 rental car tax. This veto puts back on the drawing board Doyle's proposal for a three-county sales tax to fund the KRM and bus service in Kenosha, Racine, and Milwaukee Counties, while at the same time not delaying the KRM development process.

KRM and RTA Update

KRM and RTA Update

The Wisconsin state budget is now at a point where it will go to a conference committee after the Senate approved their version of the budget yesterday. The conference committee will reconcile the difference between the Assembly and Senate versions, and send the budget off to Governor Doyle. Doyle will then use his line-item veto power on certain language he doesn't like, and Wisconsin have a budget.

Make a Difference, Help the RTA

Make a Difference, Help the RTA

The Regional Transit Authority, a solution to Milwaukee’s transit woes that we’ve advocated before, is coming down to the wire in the halls of the state capitol.  For the plan to move forward it needs to be included in the state budget, and for that to happen it needs to be approved by the Joint […]