One of the most polarized issues in Wisconsin is education.
We have stigmatized our public school teachers and allowed out of state interests to takeover our schools.
We need to expand programs such as community schooling or free kindergarten. It is time to decrease the polarized debate around education.
Wisconsin jails African Americans at a higher rate than any other state in the country. We are spending precious resources, that would be better spent on education or job training programs.
We need to expand our use of drug courts and increase expungement options
Lastly, once individuals serve their time, we need to have job training programs, so as to reduce our rate recidivism. This does not mean that we will let loose those who commit violent crimes.
Because of decisions made in Madison, Wisconsin has lost access to the many benefits of the affordable care act. Not only could thousands of people gained affordable health care, Wisconsin could have saved millions of dollars.
Furthermore, we need to focus on expanding healthy food options in areas with food deserts.
Other Midwestern states continue to add more jobs than Wisconsin. We need to develop jobs in the 21st century economic sectors such as health care and water technology.
In Milwaukee, we have lack of jobs that include family supporting wage. We also need to raise the minimum wage to help working families.
In Milwaukee county we need dedicated sources of funding for our mass transit. For too long bus fares have increased and bus routes have decreased.
We need to dedicate more resources to public transit systems and consider other options such as light rail.
To attract new companies we need to improve transit options.