Madison, WI – Yesterday the Wisconsin State Senate had their last session day for the 2021-22 legislative session. Senator Agard (D-Madison) released the following statement:
“Every two years as legislators, we have the opportunity to prioritize the issues affecting our state. Instead of continuing to work for the Wisconsin people during the worst pandemic we’ve experienced in a century, Republican leadership has gaveled out for the rest of the session.
“This is a session of missed opportunities for Wisconsinites across the state. Instead of working towards a common vision during this legislative session, my Republican colleagues failed to prioritize the big issues affecting our state: from clean water and green environmental practices, to reliable infrastructure and transportation, to legalizing cannabis and raising the minimum wage. Despite deep bipartisan support for these policies, many of them did not even receive a public hearing from the Republican majority.
“This isn’t right, and Wisconsin deserves better. My Democratic colleagues and I have been working hard for our state and are committed to working for the interests of all Wisconsinites. While Republicans have dedicated this session to advancing corporate interests and perpetuating conspiracy theories and harmful policy—such as making it more difficult to vote—Democrats and Governor Evers have stayed vigilant for the interest of the people and the greater good.
“My legislative agenda will always reflect the will of the people, and I look forward to continuing to address the issues that matter most in Wisconsin in the next legislative session.”