She's the co-chair of the Joint Committee on Financing lead the charge for Scott Walker's anti-union budget 'repair' bill, and strongly supports the Walker agenda - - see her unguarded moment on videotape, here - - but to hear the soon-to-be-recalled River Hills State Senate Republican Alberta Darling tell her story, she's something of a liberal.
Increased school funding? Wetlands protections? The State Stewardship Fund? Medicaid coverages? And more (the bold-facing is mine) - - all taken from her campaign website. Read in full now.
...Understanding that a strong education system is the key to Wisconsin’s economic future, Darling has fought to continually provide increases in state aid for K-12 public education, and has worked to ensure that this aid is distributed equitably to local school districts...
...Understanding that a clean environment and job growth go hand-in-hand, Darling voted to strengthen the “Brownfields” program to clean up environmental contamination and spur economic development. She also voted to strengthen protection of wetlands, and as an advocate for Wisconsin’s sporting
heritage, voted in favor of a constitutional amendment to affirm sportsmen’s right to hunt and fish.
Darling supported the recent reauthorization of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program to protect vulnerable environmental treasures and expand recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts..
Wisconsin needs health care reform that gives people more control of their coverage, their dollars and their medical decisions. The focus of Senator Darling’s health care agenda is to reduce the cost of medical care, increase access to affordable coverage, and improve the quality of health care services.
Darling has continually voted to provide necessary funding for programs that serve vulnerable populations, including Medicaid, BadgerCare and the SeniorCare prescription drug assistance program. She also successfully fought to increase funding for breast cancer and cervical screening services under the Wisconsin Well Woman Program...