BREAKING: Today, Democrats are announcing a new effort to put an advisory referendum on the ballot this April to ensure the people of Wisconsin can weigh in on whether Wisconsin should overturn our 1800s-era criminal abortion ban and restore #Roe. 🧵
I know where Wisconsinites stand on this issue. Everyone in the State Capitol knows where Wisconsinites stand on this issue. Wisconsinites overwhelmingly support #Roe and safe, legal access to abortion. That's a statement supported by data—it's not up for debate.
But Republicans act like repealing our criminal abortion ban is radical or that there's room for "compromise" on restoring the constitutional rights and freedoms Wisconsinites had for almost 50 years before SCOTUS stripped them away. That's wrong—and Republicans know it.
This is an opportunity to make crystal clear where Wisconsinites stand on this issue: we support #Roe, we support reproductive freedom for our loved ones, our friends, and our neighbors, and we will fight like hell every single day until Republicans heed the will of the people.
Read my full statement here ⬇️…

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Feb 16, 2022
If legislators want to have real conversations about our kids’ achievement, they can start by fully funding our schools and making sure our kids can bring their full and best selves to the classroom. Our kids shouldn't just be getting by—they should be able to get ahead. #WISOTS
A kid in crisis isn’t going to be able to pay attention at school, finish their homework, or engage with their friends or teachers. That's why I'm announcing our #GetKidsAhead initiative to invest $15 million in additional mental health services to help support our kids.
Every school district can opt in to receive these funds—no matter how big or small. Whether it’s providing direct mental healthcare, hiring and supporting mental health navigators, or providing trauma-based care training, this investment will help with whatever our kids need.
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Feb 16, 2022
Last month, I announced my plan to use our state's $3.8 billion surplus to help address rising costs, reduce barriers to work, and invest in education at every level, and tonight, I'm announcing I'll be calling a Special Session of the Legislature to pass that plan. #WISOTS
I know others want to leave your money in Madison until next summer while inflation is the highest it's been in 40 years.

Well, that won't help Wisconsin families buy groceries or gas, pay for childcare, heat their homes, or put food on the table today. Wisconsinites can’t wait.
Don’t sit here in a white, marble building with state coffers that are full and tell working Wisconsinites we can’t afford to do more. That's baloney. We can pass my plan and still have more than $2 billion left over.
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Oct 11, 2021
BREAKING: Today, on Indigenous Peoples Day, I'm signing an executive order to formally recognize and apologize for the tragedies inflicted upon Native American families and communities at boarding schools in Wisconsin and across the U.S.
As a state, we share responsibility and have a moral obligation to pursue the truth and to bring these injustices to light in Wisconsin and our country because that understanding and acknowledgment is essential for accountability and healing.
This order supports Department of Interior @SecDebHaaland's Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative and investigation into boarding schools that once operated in our state and requests these investigations be undertaken in consultation with Wisconsin's Native Nations.
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Apr 21, 2021
About four years ago, Wisconsin announced an agreement with Foxconn and one of the largest subsidies for a foreign corporation in American history. In many ways, that deal has fallen short of the promises that were made. And I've been as critical of this agreement as anyone else.
Well, when I ran for governor, I promised I'd work with Foxconn to cut a better deal.

Wisconsin taxpayers have spent hundreds of millions on infrastructure investments, people were forced to leave their homes, and assurances were made to communities across our state.
Yesterday, we delivered on that promise—we fixed that agreement and found a better deal with Foxconn that will save Wisconsin taxpayers $2.77 billion while still bringing good, family-supporting jobs to Wisconsin.
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Jan 30, 2021
Our state’s unemployment system is outdated and ineffective. Wisconsinites deserve better, but the Legislature has ignored my call for a special session to fix our broken UI system, once again kicking the can down the road. Here's why we desperately need to update our UI system⬇️
Our UI system isn't quite as old as I am, but it has been around since about when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon. It’s 2021. We’ve got to update and modernize our system, and that will require a serious overhaul.
Our current unemployment benefits system also doesn't support basic, modern functions—things like email, document uploads, and even scrolling—that we need to ensure it’s easier and faster to process unemployment claims.
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Aug 25, 2020
The ability to exercise First Amendment rights is a critically important part of our democracy and the pursuit of justice. But there remains a line between peaceful assembly and what we saw last night that put individuals, families, and businesses in danger.
We cannot forget the reason why these protests began, and what we have seen play out over the last two nights and many nights this year is the pain, anguish, and exhaustion of being Black in our state and country.
But as I said yesterday, and as I’ll reiterate today, everyone should be able to exercise their fundamental right—whether a protester or member of the press—peacefully and safely.
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