Contact: Sen. Jennifer Shilling (D – La Crosse) (608)266-5490
MADISON, WI – Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) offered the weekly Democratic radio address today.
The audio file of this week’s address can be found here:
A written transcript of the address is below:
“Hi, I’m State Senator Jennifer Shilling with this week’s Democratic Radio Address.
“As the summer travel season continues, so have the headaches for Wisconsin drivers.
“Crumbling roads, deteriorating highways and structurally unsafe bridges have created a dangerous situation.
“After eight years of Republican budgeting, Wisconsin has over 2,800 bridges that need repairs and our roads are among the worst in the nation.
“Even the Republican chair of the state’s budget committee admitted that “The roads in Illinois are better than in Wisconsin.”
“Rather than delaying projects and laying off workers, Democrats are pushing to prioritize community safety and expand economic opportunities across our state.
“We’re proud to stand with the overwhelming majority of Wisconsin workers, families and businesses who want a responsible, long-term funding solution to repair our crumbling roads and improve transportation safety.
“If you’ve noticed how bad our roads have become, then you know it’s time to #JustFixIt and build toward a brighter future.