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Jeff Smith: Restoring Trust in Trying Times PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Smith, State Senator District 31   
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 08:42

covid-19-protest-madisonSen. Smith writes about the role and responsibility of government. While facing this current public health, we must remind ourselves of all the good our government can do serving its people.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 May 2020 09:35
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Ringhand applauds Governor for Direct Aid to Farmers PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats   
Saturday, 23 May 2020 12:59

flood-wi-fieldWisconsin farmers provide the world with food, and many family farmers were already struggling before the outbreak of the coronavirus.


EVANSVILLE, WI - State Senator Janis Ringhand (D-Evansville) thanked Governor Evers for his initiative to provide direct payments to Wisconsin farmers who are struggling to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. The Wisconsin Farm Support Program is a $50 million investment to provide direct aid payments to struggling family farmers.

janis-ringhand-“I support Governor Evers’ effort to help struggling farmers during this crisis,” Senator Ringhand said. “We need to get these payment to those farmers and help rural communities throughout the state.”

Governor Evers also announced a $15 million Food Security Initiative which will help food banks, pantries, and other nonprofit organizations connect with farmers to bring Wisconsin agricultural products to those in need. The Food Security Initiative is designed to directly help Wisconsin farmers, food pantries and families.

“Wisconsin farmers provide the world with nutritious and delicious food,” Senator Ringhand added. “The Food Security Initiative will help local farmers get their products to families in need right here in Wisconsin.”

The Wisconsin Farm Support Program and Food Security Initiative are the latest programs advanced by Governor Evers as part of federal CARES Act. In addition to these initiatives, Governor Evers has announced a $1 billion effort for COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and bolstering our health system’s effort to contain further outbreaks of the virus, $75 million in grants for small businesses and $25 million for the Wisconsin Rent Assistance Program (WRAP) to help low-income people who have lost their jobs pay the rent.

 
Amanda Stuck Honors Courage and Commitment of the National Guard PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Amanda Stuck Press   
Thursday, 21 May 2020 13:15

wi-national-guard-troopsTrump plans to end the deployments of more than 40,000 National Guard members a day before thousands would become eligible for federal benefits. We owe them more.

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 May 2020 13:54
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Jeff Smith: Disappointment and Opportunity PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Smith, State Senator District 31   
Wednesday, 20 May 2020 09:10

congress-unproductiveAlthough the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision to lift the Safer at Home Order was disappointing, we have an opportunity to make Wisconsin stronger while we continue to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2020 10:23
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Gruszynski’s Statement on Brown County Lifting Safer at Home Order PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Assembly Democrats, Ryan Neigbauer   
Saturday, 16 May 2020 16:10

covid-19-workersBrown County Public Health decision further highlights the need for the State Legislature to act and to put into place a common sense solution for dealing with this pandemic.


MADISON – Representative Staush Gruszynski (D-Green Bay) released the following statement after Brown County lifted its Safer at Home order, which was originally scheduled to be lifted May 20th:

staush-gruszynski“This decision from Brown County Public Health further highlights the need for the State Legislature to act and to put into place a common sense solution for dealing with this pandemic while safety reopening our economy. Wisconsin has yet to meet all the gating criteria set forth by the Governor and White House, we must work to come up with a plan to safely open Wisconsin. Local health departments can't be left to fight this pandemic themselves, and citizens deserve more than a piecemeal approach across Wisconsin. Combating COVID-19 requires a united approach from the State Legislature and Governor's office.”

 
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