State Sen. Chris Larson
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State Senator Chris Larson Releases Comprehensive Plan to Help Seniors in Milwaukee County

 

By - Feb 14th, 2020 08:00 am

Milwaukee, WI – State Senator Chris Larson, candidate for Milwaukee County Executive, released a comprehensive plan to help senior citizens live independent lives.

In his speech, Senator Larson spoke about how he thinks of government as a community – more of a family, less of a business. This isn’t a transactional relationship; we help our neighbors because we hope neighbors will help us someday if needed.

From ensuring proper staffing of the Department on Aging (including hiring an Executive Director), to promising to never close any senior centers, to addressing rising drug costs by proposing a plan similar to what counties in California have done, and to ensuring seniors stay in their homes by building affordable housing, and addressing fair revenue sharing so that Milwaukee is no longer one of the 33 cities in the country that relies almost solely on property taxes.

The details of Senator Larson’s comprehensive plan can be found on https://voteforlarson.org/opportunities-for-seniors/.

Senator Larson closed his speech by saying “I’m tired of hearing the excuse that the Department on Aging is “out of money.” Neighbors are not commodities to be cut in a budget. As County Executive, I will ensure that we are aggressively applying for grants and securing additional funding from businesses – as well as fighting for fair shared revenue from the state – to make it clear that every neighbor can thrive in Milwaukee County.”

Chris Larson is the State Senator for Wisconsin’s 7th District and former Milwaukee County Supervisor. Larson grew up in Greenfield and is a life-long resident of Milwaukee County. Larson is running for Milwaukee County Executive to build a county where every Milwaukeean can thrive.

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