On March 20th, the Wisconsin state Senate passed Assembly Bill 843 with Governor Scott Walker’s school safety package by a vote of 28-4. It now heads back to the state Assembly for further consideration.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports:
Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma, a gubernatorial candidate and the only Democrat in the Legislature since 2000 who has received a campaign donation from the National Rifle Association, emphasized that guns are tools to farmers across the state and that lawmakers from cities need to remember that.
“Maybe this looks like a fig leaf to some of you, but for schools that need (the money) it’s a start,” Vinehout said. “We have to recognize there is a whole world outside of the big cities and that world is also called Wisconsin.”
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, was the only Republican who spoke in favor of the bill, highlighting that it puts $100 million into both public and private schools throughout Wisconsin to improve their physical security.
“I can’t believe there would be anybody in this body who would vote against this bill at the end of the day,” Fitzgerald said just before the vote was taken at about 10 p.m.
Please contact your state Assembly member and urge them to pass AB 843 with Gov. Walker’s school safety package as-is.
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Again, please contact your state Assembly member and urge them to pass AB 843 with Gov. Walker’s school safety package as-is. Click here to find your Assembly member.
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