Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court Decisions

(Oshkosh, WI) – State Sen. Glenn Grothman (R – Campbellsport), Republican candidate for Congress, issued the following statement on the Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions issued this morning.

Regarding the Act 10 union reforms that balanced Wisconsin’s budget and helped fill a $3.6 billion budget deficit in 2011:

“Act 10 is the single greatest legislation we’ve passed in the past four years. It’s empowered schools to keep the best teachers in the classroom. It’s saved the state and local governments billions in health care and pension costs. Most importantly, it’s tipped the balance of power back to the taxpayers and away from the public union bosses. Today, Act 10 withstood yet another frivolous legal challenge, and I applaud the court’s decision upholding the law.”

Regarding Wisconsin’s voter ID law:

“Presenting identification when you go to vote is not controversial. It’s supported by a vast majority of Wisconsinites and Americans, and I’m glad to see that the Wisconsin Supreme Court sees the necessity and common-sense nature of voter ID. Nonetheless, Wisconsin still lacks a voter ID law that can actually be enforced. While we await the appeal of Judge Adelman’s ruling from April, our elections are wide open for fraud. I was disappointed that the legislature was not brought in for a special session this summer to pass a new law that would’ve certainly passed constitutional scrutiny and could’ve been in place for the fall elections. I urge my colleagues to act quickly on this issue when the legislature reconvenes this January.”

Regarding the application of Wisconsin’s marriage amendment to the domestic partnership registry:

“I’ve been a proud supporter of traditional family values including marriage between one man and one woman. I’m terribly disappointed by this decision from the Supreme Court upholding the liberals’ attempts to bypass a constitutional provision that was overwhelmingly approved by Wisconsinites just eight years ago.”

Grothman is a Republican candidate for Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District.  He currently represents the 20th Senate District in the Wisconsin State Senate.  The 6th Congressional District includes the counties of Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, Winnebago, Dodge, Green Lake, Manitowoc, Marquette, Columbia, Waushara, and Milwaukee. Click here to view a map of the 6th Congressional District.

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Contact: Brandon VerVelde - (920) 207-1899 or brandon@glenngrothman.com

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