Stories tagged: "Sen. LaTonya Johnson"


The Legislature's budget-writing committee meets Wednesday for a session during which Republicans on the panel cut funding for lead-pipe removal, workforce development, and upgrades to the state's outdated unemployment system. (Screenshot via WisEye)
Wisconsin Republicans Continue Budget-Cutting Spree, Leaving Lead Pipes and Workforce Training Unaddressed

No lead abatement. No expanded job training. No upgrade to an archaic unemployment system. Republican lawmakers say one-time pandemic relief funds should be used instead.

Joint Finance Democrats, including from left to right, Sen. LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee), Rep. Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) and Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-West Point) during a press conference before Thursday's hearing pointed out that the Republicans used federal funds to justify cutting requests for additional funds, but those cuts endanger said federal funds. (Screenshot via WisconsinEye)
Republicans Want to Spend Less on Schools Than Evers Proposes, but Doing So Could Cost $1.5 Billion in Federal Aid

Legislators had been warned earlier that the aid from the American Rescue Plan is a supplement for struggling schools, not a substitute for state support.

Supreme Court Hands Evers Another Defeat
Republicans Blow $3.4 Billion Hole in Budget, Cut 380 Items Evers Proposed

BadgerCare, legal pot, and more of the governor's proposals killed after Republican vote.

Wisconsin Women Make the Case Against Trump's Reelection at DNC
Wisconsin Women Make the Case Against Trump’s Reelection at DNC

Convention event promotes Biden plans to improve pay, child care, health care, and end GOP obstruction of Violence Against Women Act.

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Concerns Over State’s Economic Fallout Grow as $600 Unemployment Boost Set to Expire

President Trump’s administration wants to cap payments at 70 percent of a worker’s pre-pandemic earnings.

Gov. Tony Evers seen signing the COVID-19 Relief bill in April. An effort to recall Evers failed to move forward Monday, lacking adequate signatures. (Photo provided)
Evers Signs COVID-19 Relief Bill

Governor signals more is needed for workers comp benefits, hazard pay, aid to small businesses, farmers