MADISON – It’s been over 150 days since Representative Jim Ott (R-Mequon) and his Republican colleagues adjourned the legislative session. As students, families and communities continue to grapple with the ripple effects of the pandemic, pleas for action have been ignored by Wisconsin Republicans including Ott.
“I can’t think of anything more out of touch than refusing to do your job as an elected official while Wisconsin families are hurting,” said DPW spokeswoman Kate Constalie. “There is serious work that needs to get done. Over 1,000 Wisconsinites have died, COVID cases are rising, and people are still struggling to navigate the UI system. If Jim Ott can’t show up to do his job and pass meaningful and comprehensive solutions to help local communities, it’s time for him to go.”