FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 20, 2015
Contact: Tony Palese, 608-266-5490
Shilling statement on Extraordinary Session
MADISON â€“ Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling released the following statement regarding the call for an extraordinary session of the Legislature to take up so-called "Right to Work" legislation:
â€œIt is absurd that Republicans would fast-track legislation to interfere with private business contracts and lower wages for all Wisconsin workers at a time when our state is facing a massive $2.2 billion budget crisis.
â€œObjective polling clearly shows that the vast majority of Wisconsin residents view this issue as a distraction. Rather than creating economic uncertainty for Wisconsin families and small businesses, Republicans should focus their attention on boosting family wages, closing the skills gap and fixing the $2.2 billion budget crisis they created.â€
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