Steineke: Walker’s welfare changes are the compassionate choice


On Sunday’s episode of political talk show “UpFront with Mike Gousha,” Rep. Lisa Subeck and Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke both claimed the moral high ground for Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed welfare bills, with Steineke arguing it’s more compassionate to provide incentives and treatment to move welfare recipients to work. > Cap Times

Walker’s welfare overhaul bills to cost more than $90 million


Bills to toughen Wisconsin’s welfare requirements offered by Gov. Scott Walker are estimated to cost more than $90 million a year. Democratic state Rep. Lisa Subeck, of Madison, reacted to the estimated costs Friday by calling the Walker proposal an “election-year gimmick.” > AP News

Wisconsin Dems propose bill banning bump stocks


State Reps. Chris Taylor, Lisa Subeck, Melissa Sargent and Terese Berceau, all from Madison, introduced a bill Thursday that would prohibit the possession, use and sale of bump stocks, which are currently legally available throughout the state. Subeck says it doesn’t make sense to ban automatic weapons if bump stocks are legal. > WMTV Madison

State leader reactions to Assembly’s passage of Foxconn bill


The vote on the “Wisconn Valley Special Session” legislation was 59-30, with three Democrats — in whose district the plant would be built — joining 56 Republicans to support the measure. Two Republicans and 28 Democrats voted against the bill. Here’s what a half dozen progressive leaders in the state had to say. > Wisconsin Gazette

Subeck explains how proposed bills could help the homeless

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In this short clip from WPT’s “Closer Look”, State Rep. Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) explains how bills she proposed would help house the homeless population. Subeck aims to fund the bills by increasing government vouchers for housing, and to fund a program to help prevent evictions in cases of a temporary financial crisis.  >  Wisconsin Public Television

Dems seek statewide referendum to join 100+ communities calling for repeal of Citizens United

Rep. Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) and Sen. Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) aim to have the people of Wisconsin vote in a statewide referendum on amending the U.S. Constitution to state clearly that corporations are not people and money is not speech.  >  Public News Service

Wisconsin Democrats announce new gun safety coalition

Assembly Democratic Reps. Berceau, Sargent and Subeck announced the creation of a new gun safety advocacy coalition at a news conference Monday, saying they can’t believe Republicans want to further relax Wisconsin’s gun regulations.  >  Associated Press