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State Democrats Reveal Legislative Goals


  Wisconsin Senate Democrats last week unveiled the "Badger Blueprint", a set of goals they would like to see passed in upcoming legislative agendas.

Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling says education and infrastructure building are key components. She says one area where Wisconsin needs to do better is new business...

"....The Kauffman Foundation recently ranked Wisconsin the worst state in the country for startup activity and rate of entrepeneuers by the Kauffman Foundation. To improve Wisconsin's startup business climate, we are committed to leveraging

Shilling says the Badger Blueprint has several points, but two are at the top of the list....

"...education and infrastructure are critical for our state's success in a modern, global economy designed to expand access to quality education that benefits early childhood education and 4-K and investing in infrastructure improvement like broadband and transportation...."

She says they also want to partner with private investors and increasing collaboration between schools, colleges, and the private sector to help business startups.  She says student debt loan relief is also critical to moving the state's economy forward.

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