Contact: Rep. Greta Neubauer, 608-237-9166
Legislative Republicans need to let Gov.-Elect Evers do his job
MADISON, WI – Over nine hours after the scheduled start of session for the Wisconsin State Assembly for the December 4, 2018 lame-duck Extraordinary Session, the Assembly was finally called to order at 10:00pm. As of 1:00am on December 5, 2018, the Assembly stands in recess for Republican caucus. Representative Greta Neubauer (D-Racine) issued the following statement:
“In our floor debate so far today, we have heard Republican leaders repeating over and over again that they are acting to “protect” the changes to state law made under Governor Walker. What does this mean? It means that, despite thousands of Wisconsinites traveling from across the state to testify yesterday, and untold others contacting their legislators via phone, email, social media, and more, Republicans think they know better than the people of Wisconsin.
“Last month, Wisconsin voted for change,” Neubauer continued. “They voted for a government for the people, not eight more years of Republican partisan games. From last month’s election to the overwhelming constituent outreach on these bills to the amazing citizen turnout at the Joint Finance Committee last night, it is clear that the people of Wisconsin want legislative Republicans to let Governor-Elect Tony Evers do his job.
“In contrast, my Republican colleagues have made it clear that they don’t care that the people of Wisconsin voted for a new Governor. They are willing to change the rules when they lose, play politics for partisan gain, and undermine our democracy, instead of listening to their constituents.”