Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate following news that Republicans will lose their majority in the Senate following the resignation of state Sen. Pam Galloway.

"For more than a year, Wisconsin has been subject to job loss, division and rollbacks of historic freedoms. Scott Walker's agenda has been disastrous for our state, and it has been enabled by lapdogs in the Legislature.

The news that Republicans will lose their majority in the Senate gives hope in the short-term that Walker's corporate Tea Party agenda has been stalled for now.

It will take a lot more to repair the damage done. Some 29,000 people in Pam Galloway's district, after all, had asked for her to be recalled. No matter whether this resignation was an attempt at avoiding accountability, today's developments are welcome relief to people who want Wisconsin to be Wisconsin again."