Wednesday, July 13, 2011

We Keep Fighting

The legislative battle for The Safe Families Bill wages on. The senate majority leader, MY senator, called for an Extraordinary session for the week of July 18th to vote on many measures. The Safe Families Bill is not included.

So, we called. And we emailed. And he is not listening.

We are going to encourage people to participate in a day of prayer and fasting on July 18th for hearts to be changed.

I am right on the edge of discouragement. I just wanted to get this one thing done.

This is what is going to be voted on:

EXTRAORDINARY LEGISLATIVE SESSION TO BEGIN ON JULY 19

The Legislature will convene in extraordinary session at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 19, to consider the following items:

AB-87. TIF Districts (Murtha) Expands the number of tax incremental financing districts that may be designated as distressed or severely distressed.

SB-55. TIFs (Harsdorf) Expands the number of TIF district which may be designated as distressed or severely distressed.

AB-105. Pleasant Prairie (Kerkman) Creates an exception to certain requirements in the creation of or amendment to a TIF district in the Village of Pleasant Prairie.

SB-144. Pleasant Prairie TIF (Wanggaard) Creates an exception to requirements in the creation/amendment to a TIF in the Village of Pleasant Prairie.

AB-197. UC Benefits (Ballweg) Payment of extended unemployment benefits.

SB-147. UC Benefits (Wanggaard) Payment of extended unemployment benefits.

LRB-2265/2. Congressional Redistricting.

LRB-2266/1. Legislative Redistricting.

LRBa1388/1. Senate Amendment 1 to LRB-2266/1, Legislative Redistricting.

LRB-2296/1. Division of municipalities into wards and redistricting of supervisory and aldermanic districts into wards and redistricting of supervisory and aldermanic districts; appointing a panel to hear challenges to the apportionment of a congressional or legislative district; hearing appeals.

Link to legislative redistricting maps:

http://thewheelerreport.com/releases/July11/0708/0708redistricting.pdf


Yes...they are voting on redistricting in order to make some districts "more Republican". Makes me sick that is more important to our Senators than the lives of families in crisis.

But, that's what I have learned over the past year. Politics makes me sick.

1 comment:

Bear Creek Mama said...

Just want to encourage you....I loved catching up with you tonight. The Lord IS doing a mighty work. May you continue to find blessing on your journey.