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Former political rivals came together in Milwaukee on Friday to show united support for the Democratic candidate for Attorney General Susan Happ.
After a highly contested primary, Rep. Jon Richards and Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne appeared with Happ on Friday at a news conference in Milwaukee.
Richards and Ozanne agreed that it was time for Democrats to “close ranks” and work to elect candidate Susan Happ.
The Jefferson-based prosecutor won her primary contest by a wide margin, something she says is proof voters are ready for a new kind of Attorney …
Democratic Attorney General candidate Jon Richards of Milwaukee proposed a bold plan last week to create a “Senior Citizen Advocate” at the Department of Justice who would focus on cracking down on fraud and abuse committed against Wisconsin’s senior citizens.
It is estimated that more than 5,000 cases of elder abuse occur each year in Wisconsin.
“Wisconsin’s senior citizens need an advocate in the Department of Justice,” said Richards.
“I am committed to doing everything I can to fight elder abuse and financial fraud, and I’ll use the resources in the Department of …
Wisconsin has a rich tradition of high voter participation in elections, consistently leading the nation voter turnout.
In November, 2012, more than 73 percent of eligible voters across the state cast a ballot, second only to Minnesota.
In the City of Milwaukee, turnout exceeded 85 percent.
We all should be proud that the people of Wisconsin actively participate in our democracy at such high rates and do everything we can to protect our sacred right to vote. Every citizen should be able to vote.
Unfortunately, Republicans in the Legislature, with the support of Governor …
A group of over 40 Wisconsin health care providers and business groups are urging the state legislature to amend Gov. Walker’s budget proposal by taking federal health care financing to strengthen the BadgerCare program.
The coalition made the request in a letter delivered this week to all state lawmakers. Rep. Jon Richards (D-Milwaukee), member of the Joint Finance Committee, released the following statement in response to the letter
“Our coalition continues to grow. Health care providers from around the state, including traditional Republican business groups like MMAC, are urging the legislature to …
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Fired Palermo’s Pizza workers announced this week they have filed new charges against the company, and called on Palermo’s to comply with a government decision to reinstate and provide back pay for nine workers that Palermo’s improperly fired in the summer of 2012.
Palermo’s committed in November 2012 to reinstate nine of these workers but so far the company has only rehired one of the nine. Since then, two more workers have come forward with similar grievances against the company.
“I worked for Palermo’s for many years,” said Joel Encarnacion. “In November …
By Cassandra Lans
It’s like going back in history again. Governor Scott Walker announced that he plans to reject $12 billion from the federal government that would expand the state’s Badger- Care program with no additional cost from Wisconsin’s taxpayers.
Many legislators and community leaders say that the governor is playing politics with literally the lives of thousands of Wisconsinites. Congresswoman Gwen Moore stated that she is very disappointed in Walker’s plan for the state. She said, ““It seems our Governor Scott Walker is determined to consistently be on the wrong side …
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Time Warner Cable last week announced the addition of 200 new full-time jobs to its downtown Milwaukee workforce.
The new hires will work as Retention Representatives, developing expertise in Time Warner Cable’s products and services so they may help manage the relationship Time Warner Cable has with its customers over time. The new employees will assist customers from the Midwest, Texas and California. Four shifts will be offered, helping to meet the diverse needs of students and working parents.
The first 70 jobs are …
At a news conference at the State Capitol Tuesday Sen. Jon Erpenbach and Rep. Jon Richards announced a new bill to roll back Governor Walker’s slashing cuts to BadgerCare. They were joined by health care advocates and BadgerCare enrollees to unveil a bill which will take away the power of the Walker Administration to force tens of thousands off BadgerCare.
The BadgerCare Protection Act bill repeals the elements of Act 10 and the State Budget which give the Walker Administration the authority to slash BadgerCare. The bill is funded by rolling …
Richards demands Van Hollen report on attorney time being devoted to politically-driven lawsuit
Madison — State Rep. Jon Richards (D-Milwaukee), member of the Joint Committee on Finance and Chair of the Assembly Committee on Health and Health Reform, urged Governor-elect Scott Walker and Attorney General J.B Van Hollen to stop preparing a politically-motivated lawsuit to halt implementation of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Richards is also calling on Van Hollen to report to the legislature on the amount of attorney time the Office of the Attorney General is …
By Lynda L. Jones
County executive and gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker has failed to act regarding the controversy that has developed regarding the actions of at least two staffers associated with his campaign.
On Monday, Aug. 16, while the president was in Milwaukee, Jill Bader, a spokesperson for Walker re-tweeted a message from Michael Brickman, who identifies himself as “working in communications for Walker” of predominately African Americans dancing in a ‘soul train’ line and dancing to a song, ‘Come on ride it (the train)’, and then linked it to a YouTube …