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Author: Jonathan Brostoff

Legislation to save Wisconsin drinking water

Representatives Stuck and Brostoff introduced LRB 4602/1 along with Senator Chris Larson in order to keep Wisconsin’s drinking water under local control. The legislation would prevent the privatization of Wisconsin’s water utilities. On January 29, Rep. Stuck (D – Appleton) and Rep. Brostoff (D-Milwaukee) introduced legislation which would prohibit the privatization of Wisconsin’s water and sewer utilities. “In light of the recent Republican attempt through AB 554 to allow out-of-state for-profit companies to take over Wisconsin communities’ sewer and water utilities, putting profit ahead of access to clean, affordable water, we are introducing legislation which will prevent any private...

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State of neglect: Representative Brostoff shares concern

Rep. Jonathan Brostoff’s Statement on the State of the State Address. “Governor Walker is not on Wisconsin’s side, so I am very concerned about the State of Our State.” Representative Jonathan Brostoff (D-Milwaukee) expresses deep concern that the State of our State is being neglected by the Republican majority. “Wisconsin is 32nd – dead last in the Midwest – in private-sector job growth over the past four years. It was reported recently that layoff notices in Wisconsin topped 10,000 in 2015, the highest single-year total since Governor Walker took office. In sharp contrast, the Democratic agenda features job creation,...

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A review of the past year for how Wisconsin state legislators view priorities

We Democrats in the Assembly pushed an agenda driven by the interests of our local constituents, not by the size of out-of-state wallets. In 2015, I was honored to be sworn in as a member of the 102nd Wisconsin State Legislature. But during the year, Wisconsin faced many challenges, and the legislature passed bills that should never even have been put to a vote — bills that benefitted the very wealthy and that attacked the middle class, women, and some of our less fortunate neighbors. Some of these bills were written outside Wisconsin by a large business-financed, right-wing group,...

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