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By: Tiffany Crouse
The primary for State Assembly is fast approaching. Current incumbent, Sandy Pasch, is not running for re-election.
Tia Torhorst is one of the four candidates for district ten.
The other three candidates are: David Bowen, Bria Grant, Sara Lee Johann. Torhorst plans, if elected, to reinstate a number of programs that have taken monetary cutbacks from the state.
She hopes to give more state money to schools, the Milwaukee County Transit system, public safety and the criminal justice system. “Milwaukee is the economic heart of our state. We need to …
MADISON – This week, Senator Nikiya Harris’s (DMilwaukee) bill relating to the emergency detention pilot program in Milwaukee County was passed out of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services on a unanimous vote.
Senate Bill 477 is a bipartisan measure that came from the Speaker’s Task Force on Mental Health and creates a pilot program in Milwaukee County allowing qualified mental health professionals to initiate emergency detentions to individuals who are in need of emergency psychiatric treatment.
In response to the Committee’s vote, Senator Harris released the following statement:
“This bill …
By Cassandra Lans
Last week Governor Scott Walker announced that in light of what he referred to as “the failed ACA rollout by the Federal government”, he would call a special session of the Legislature to take up legislation to move forward with a three-month delay through March 31, 2014, in the implementation for people in Wisconsin moving into health care plans in the federal exchange.
Governor Walker also announced a three-month extension for the state’s high-risk insurance plan, known as the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan (HIRSP), to provide a safety net …
By State Representative Sandy Pasch
Wisconsin Republicans have turned their backs on everyday Wisconsin families in favor of extreme partisan ideology in Act 20, the recently enacted 2013-2015 state budget.
While Republicans spent the past several months cutting backroom deals among themselves and extreme special interests, I was here in our community, listening to the concerns and priorities of my constituents.
The message I heard was clear – our state budget absolutely must support public schools, access to affordable healthcare, and a balanced approach to tax fairness and economic security. Unfortunately, the final …
Milwaukee area community leaders, state legislators and County Supervisors expressed their strong opposition to AB 85, which would strip the Milwaukee County Board of its ability to govern effectively, prior to a public hearing on the bill in Madison on Wednesday.
Rev. Willie Brisco, president of Milwaukee Inner City Churches Allied for Hope (MICAH) and a representative of several community groups opposing the bill, including the Milwaukee chapter of the NAACP, said the bill would adversely affect local control and minority representation on the Board.
“The Milwaukee community is diverse and complicated, …
Barrett, government and community leaders, speak out against Walker’s agenda to eliminate same day registration
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In response to Governor Walker’s recent plans to again attack voting rights, members of the African-American Civic Engagement Roundtable, joined by Mayor Tom Barrett, Neil Albrecht (Executive Director of the city of Milwaukee’s Election Commission), State Representative Sandy Pasch, State Representative Jon Richards, and other community partners held a press conference on Wednesday morning to speak out against public comments made by Walker that support the elimination of same day registration in Wisconsin.
By Cassandra Lans
Voter turnout was a major disappointment in Tuesday’s primary election in Milwaukee. Several factors contributed to this lackluster turnout, one being the change in the month for this primary that is normally held in September. The primary had to be moved to keep the state compliant with the upcoming November elections. The second factor is that voters may have been a little burnt out, due to the recall election and months of preparation to oust Governor Scott Walker, which was not successful.
Whatever the reasons, Tuesday’s primary was full …
By Lynda Jones
Former State Representative Annette ‘Polly’ Williams and the Honorable Vel R. Phillips have joined together to pass the legislative torch to Millie Coby, who is a candidate for the State Assembly in the 10th District. Williams who held the seat for more than 30 years before retiring not long ago has major concerns about the future of the seat.
The 10th District like many other districts was affected drastically by the Republican redrawn maps, making the district a representation that includes now Shorewood and even as far east as …
By Rep. Sandy Pasch
In light of Lilly Ledbetter’s recent visit to Wisconsin, I believe it is important to highlight the Wisconsin Republicans’ unprecedented attack on women’s access to health care and information and fair pay remedies this past legislative session.
Instead of focusing on the real issues facing Wisconsin families, Gov. Walker and legislative Republicans continually pushed forward extreme, ideologically driven attacks on women. As a prime example, they repealed Wisconsin’s pay equity enforcement law, which allowed victims of discrimination access to state courts to seek less-costly redress. Due to pay …
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In Tuesday’s historic recall election, two Republican Senators were defeated by Democrats and 4 barely hung on to their seats. The Democratic wins were not enough to take a majority in the state senate, yet the ability to pick up two seats is still impressive.
Senator-elect Jessica King’s victory over Republican Senator Randy Hopper in the18th Senate District and Senator-elect Jennifer Shilling’s victory over Republican Senator Dan Kapanke in the 32nd Senate District, should not go underestimated or overlooked.
When you look at the time frame that this was …