Leadership with Integrity
In these challenging times, we need leaders who serve with integrity. I will work for you. We have heard your needs and what you value most: leadership that invests in working families, not special interests. Let's get to work!
Here are some of the top priorities facing us today:
Affordable Healthcare & Expanded Coverage
Everyone suffers when people are sick. The Legislature must act NOW to protect health insurance coverage for working families and full coverage for those with the COVID-19. What will it take for us to accept Medicaid expansion funds so that we may safely cover an additional 82,000 people and save lives? I will work for mental health parity funds, legislation to protect patients from unfair billing practices, and address the cost of prescription drugs.
Education for the 21st Century
Public schools are a treasured resource in our communities.
We will repair the damage inflicted on k-12 education caused by a decade of disinvestment. Wisconsin families value education above all else as the primary pathway to independence and security. I will sponsor legislation to provide relief from the burden of college loan debt and support measures to fully fund our schools. Working together, we will innovate and invest in our children's future.
Strong Businesses, Thriving Families
Improving the business climate requires more than giving tax breaks to large corporations. Wisconsin is falling behind in job growth. With appropriate public investments in start-ups, expansion, worker training, and new industries, we can create good jobs for the future. A diversified economy is the only thing that will assure a thriving middle-class.
Lakes and rivers in Central Wisconsin are at a perilous state of contamination. Since coming into office in 2019, Gov. Evers has declared this a priority with The Year of Clean Water. Let's get serious about stewardship. Protect safe drinking water and restore our rivers and lakes for outdoor enjoyment. Unchecked runoff and air pollution carry massive health risks, hurt family farmers and anglers, and lead to plummeting property values in affected communities. We can turn this around, if we work together.
Safety for All
No one should feel that their life is at risk. It’s time we adopt sensible gun safety and mental health interventions to prevent deadly violence. Voters want it, and public safety officials agree -- it is time to adopt laws and background checks for firearm purchases. Such measures are popular, effective, and constitutional. I will stand up for safety.