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Recent mass shootings in Oak Creek and Aurora are painful reminders of the cost of gun violence. Every single year in our country, 30,000 people are killed and an additional 70,000 people are injured with guns. We can and must do more to prevent these tragedies. Please bring your ideas and questions and add your voice to this discussion.
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In the wake of the shooting deaths of twelve people at a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado, Representative Tamara Grigsby (D-Milwaukee) called for a re-examination of Wisconsin’s gun laws.
“My heart goes out to the victims in Colorado, their families and friends, and all who anguish over this violent tragedy,” said Grigsby. “Guns make it easy for people who are mentally ill or just having a bad day to swiftly turn everyday events into bloodbaths. Lax gun laws drive a U.S. murder rate that is almost seven times higher than the …
Madison – Representative Tamara Grigsby (D-Milwaukee) expressed her hope that economic development efforts aimed at Milwaukee’s poorest neighborhoods are thoughtfully planned so as to take advantage of existing tools and investments.
Grigsby, a ranking member of the Joint Finance Committee, is reflecting on a plan that Governor Walker unveiled last week to provide $100 million dollars in loans, tax credits, and aid for housing, business development, and other central city projects.
Secretary of the State Department of Workforce Development Reggie Newsom says he hopes to find additional funding to complete a job …
She will continue to advocate for Wisconsin families
This week Representative Tamara Grigsby (D-Milwaukee) announced that she plans to step down at the end of her term rather than seek re-election for a fifth term.
“I’ve been honored to serve as a voice for the 18th Assembly District. In my almost eight years as a State Representative, working with my colleagues in the Legislature on issues important to my constituents brought me endless joy and satisfaction. I am proud of much of what we accomplished,” Grigsby said.
As Chair of the Assembly Committee …
Madison – Earlier this week, the Office of Rep. Tamara Grigsby (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement regarding the representative’s recovery and her move out of intensive care:
“Over the course of the past week, Rep. Grigsby has made phenomenal progress in her medical recovery. Tamara has been released from intensive care and is being closely monitored under regular patient care. In addition, she is now able to breathe on her own and eat solid meals. Tests confirm that Tamara has suffered no brain damage.
Rep. Grigsby has indicated she is not in …
Several factions of the community have united in various ways to express support for State Representative Tamara Grigsby and her family following an announcement from her office informing the public of her serious illness.
On Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 the Grigsby’s office released a statement informing the public that she had been quitely battling a serious illness that had taken a downward turn. At that time she was in intensive care, and later a coma. It was revealed later that she had been diagnosed with cancer, and had been fighting it …
Grigsby presses Walker DHS Secretary to comply with federal government on FoodShare program
This week, State Rep. Tamara Grigsby (D-Milwaukee) responded to the Walker Administration’s flagrant disregard of federal regulations related to Wisconsin’s FoodShare program. In a letter to DHS Sec. Dennis Smith, Grigsby urged Smith and the Walker Administration to take reasonable steps to avoid disqualifying Wisconsin for millions in federal funding used to feed struggling families throughout the state.
“Gov. Walker and his cronies are showing a cavalier disregard for the government of the United States of America,” Grigsby said. …
“GOP putting special interests first and children last,” says Rep. Grigsby
This week marked the Joint Committee on Finance’s first executive session on the proposed 2011-2013 Republican budget. State Representative Tamara Grigsby (D-Milwaukee), ranking Assembly Democrat on the committee, expressed disappointment with the subservient Republican majority as they moved to approve Gov. Walker’s budget proposal.
“Today, Republicans remained lockstep in their attack on Wisconsin values,” said Rep. Grigsby. “This was perhaps most clear when Republicans moved to block vital programs that even they acknowledged to be successful. This budget is a true …
By State Representative Tamara Grigsby
As ranking Assembly Democrat on the Joint Committee on Finance, State Representative Tamara Grigsby (D-Milwaukee) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Walker’s 2011-2013 budget proposal:
“Gov. Walker is officially waging war on Wisconsin families. Far from reform, this budget will only add to Republicans’ ongoing assault on working families and Wisconsin values.
“Everyday, it is becoming clearer and clearer that the ‘Walker Way’ is vastly different from the Wisconsin Way. This budget assails Wisconsin’s long-held traditions, yet fails to create jobs. As a member of the …
State legislators responded to Governor Scott Walker’s State of the State Address that he delivered Tuesday night as the snow blizzard of 2011 began its assault on the state. State Representative Tamara Grigsby (D-Milwaukee) made the following statement in response to Governor Walker’s State of the State Address:
“I hear the governor’s call to action and I agree that we are in the midst of a crisis that demands immediate job creation and fiscal responsibility. When faced with a crisis, however, any proposed solution must address the problem, not make it …