MADISON, Wisconsin (WXOW) - With the Democrats in the majority in the Wisconsin State Senate as of Tuesday, they're moving forward with assigning work to each senator.
In the case of Senator Jennifer Shilling of La Crosse, she's heading up a new committee whose goal is to increase the number of jobs in the state.
She also was named Vice-Chair of the Transportation Committee and re-appointed to the Joint Committee on Finance.
Sen. Shilling issued a statement following the announcements:
"Families and businesses in our state continue to struggle and we need to take immediate steps to improve our economy and move our state forward. I am committed to working with my colleagues from both political parties to address Wisconsin's unemployment rate.
"It's time to move beyond our partisan differences and get serious about investing in worker training programs, 21st century infrastructure projects, rural economic development initiatives, and small business assistance.
"We must also restore civility to our state government and bring a more inclusive and open-minded approach to governing. I truly believe that our state government works best when our elected officials are more transparent and supportive of open dialogue. Together, we can get our economy moving again by creating opportunities for businesses to grow and ensuring that workers can find jobs."
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