Progressive Goals for a Strong Wisconsin

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Strong Workforce

  • Reach full employment by aligning talent development with economic development.
  • Facilitate worker/management cooperation for efficient, safe and productive workplaces.
  • Help Wisconsin grow more prosperous as each worker becomes more prosperous.
  • Increase the world-wide visibility of Wisconsin’s highly skilled workforce.
  • Promote a strong training network to ensure the employability of Wisconsin’s workforce.

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growing economy

Strong Economy

  • Focus Wisconsin’s economic development strategy on growing family-supporting jobs.
  • Enable Wisconsin to lead the region in job growth and in increases in personal income.
  • Develop a bold, integrated strategy to increase personal income executed by leaders of business, education, labor and government.
  • Foster private sector/government teamwork based on their respective strengths.

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strong families

Strong Families

  • Make sure that all citizens have access to affordable and effective healthcare.
  • Strengthen the middle class.
  • Support equal civil rights for all families.
  • Keep religion in churches, mosques, and synagogues, not in government policy.
  • Allow women to make their own decisions about appropriate medical care free from government interference.
  • Promote tax fairness by reducing taxes on the middle class to give families more money to spend locally and ensuring fair share contributions from business and the very wealthy.
  • Implement state corrections programs that maintain families and dramatically lower taxpayer costs.
  • Assure access to what is needed to lead a middle class life.

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a community

Strong Communities

  • Strengthen our public schools by focusing resources on them.
  • Increase local control of public schools.
  • Provide equal opportunity for each student.
  • Advocate for strong funding for pre-schools.
  • Enable communities to make their own decisions about residency and the allocation of shared revenue.
  • Make sure there is strong support for reliable public transportation throughout Wisconsin’s metropolitan areas.
  • Focus on family farming and small business in the state’s economic development initiatives in order to keep profits and young people in Wisconsin.
  • Invest in 21st century communications and transportation in urban and rural communities.
  • Encourage private/public collaborations. Regard government as a partner, rather than an adversary.
  • Promote “buy local” programs.
  • Share sales taxes with local communities.
  • Continue the Main Street program.
  • Grant municipalities an economic development credit to facilitate job growth or business development expansion.
  • Amend tax subsidy laws that promote redevelopment to ensure their greater use and success.

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Strong Voices

  • Prevent lobbyists or outside groups from using Wisconsin as a lab to test their ideologies by ensuring that laws governing Wisconsin originate from its citizens.
  • Guarantee free and fair access to voting rights along with safeguards to protect elections from fraud by election officials and voters.
  • Subject more state and local government agencies to sunshine laws and enact non-partisan redistricting.
  • Respect the needs of citizens across the state by governing through compromise and consensus-building.

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restoring Wisconsin's environment

Healthy Environment

  • Partner with companies that are practicing sustainability policies.
  • Support community energy-sustainability programs.
  • Preserve our ground water, hunting grounds and wild places for future generations.
  • Enforce our environmental policies and regulations.

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  • Phyllis T Eisenberg
    commented 2018-07-13 16:45:40 -0500
    I have concerns about children in prisons. I have experience in working with teens in locked facilities.
  • Phyllis T Eisenberg
    commented 2018-07-13 16:43:15 -0500
    Improve education for young children and reading skills for all
  • Phyllis T Eisenberg
    commented 2018-06-29 17:11:04 -0500
    The time has come for us to round up the people we know to spread the word. We must have CHOICE! We must secure our democracy. The Supreme Court must remain balanced for us to succeed.
  • Jack Abd Allah
    commented 2013-12-25 01:39:24 -0600
    Thank you