MADISON, Wis. – Today, the Wisconsin State Assembly will meet for the third time since gaveling in on January 3rd to discuss and vote on legislation.
Assembly Democratic Leader Greta Neubauer (D-Racine) released the following statement ahead of the floor session:
“We are three months into the legislative session and Republican legislators have yet to come to the table with plans for how to address the real causes of violent crime, provide adequate funding to our communities for critical services, and respond to the pressing issues Wisconsinites face. Unfortunately, today is set to be more of the same.
“Wisconsinites deserve action from the legislature on the challenges they face in their everyday lives. They deserve to feel safe in their communities and to live free from the threat of violence. Instead of focusing on proactive policy that would actually address these challenges, legislative Republicans continue to prioritize reactive legislation.
“Legislative Democrats, on the other hand, are ready to discuss Governor Evers’ biennial budget, which would invest millions of dollars into community safety and fund critical services across our state. Let’s focus on passing these provisions instead of taking up reactive policies that don’t address the root causes of crime.”