State Rep. Katrina Shankland
Press Release

Extraordinary Session Should Put People First – Not Politicians

“Republicans have debated for weeks about how to funnel more money into politics, but have not spent one minute trying to address the real issues facing Wisconsin families.”

By - Nov 6th, 2015 11:35 am

MADISON – Today, the Wisconsin State Legislature enters into extraordinary session to take up bills that benefit the campaign coffers and partisan vendettas of politicians, not the people of Wisconsin. In response, Rep. Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point) released the following statement:

“Republicans have debated for weeks about how to funnel more money into politics, but have not spent one minute trying to address the real issues facing Wisconsin families. If the state is going to spend time and money on an extraordinary legislative session, then we should tackle the issues that matter – like making childcare affordable, allowing people to refinance their student loan debt, and ensuring everyone can retire with security.

“Assembly Democrats began the year by introducing 15 jobs bills for 2015, and also recently rolled out legislation to Bring Back the Middle Class. So far, Republicans have chosen to prioritize their own campaigns above helping working families, but now is their opportunity to act. I urge Republican legislators to consider these proposals during the extraordinary session. With Thanksgiving around the corner, Wisconsin families don’t care about campaign cash for politicians – they care about having the financial security to put food on the table and spend time with their loved ones.”

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