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LENA IN THE NEWS
August 8, 2019
The Center Square
Wisconsin lawmakers want to end statute of limitation on child sex crimes
A handful of lawmakers in Madison are looking to give the young victims assaulted by priests and others more time to come forward.
State Senator Lena Taylor, D-Milwaukee, state Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison, and state Rep. Melissa Sargent, D-Madison on Wednesday re-introduced a plan to end the statute of limitations for sex crimes involving clergy members and other adults.
The three are calling LRB 1718 the "Child Victims Act."
July 19, 2019
The Real Impact of Hosting the DNC
This week, the Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Tom Perez made the rounds in Wisconsin. From facility tours to meeting with area leaders, Perez was on the ground discussing the 2020 Democratic National Convention. (Read more)
July 26, 2019
Legislators urge new approach to Milwaukee after bruising budget fight
The budget battle is over, but Milwaukee representatives are still struggling with the repercussions of a fight in which Republicans made a point of cutting state money flowing into Milwaukee. “It’s not a new battle,” says Rep. Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee), “and it’s not uncommon.”
Goyke told the Wisconsin Examiner he felt that Milwaukee was a prime political target from the moment he arrived in the legislature. After Gov. Scott Walker lost his re-election bid in 2018, some people thought the political tide would shift, Goyke said. “You woke up on November 7th and it was a different administration,” he said, “but we’re dealing with a broader issue.”