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Applicants Needed for Brown County Circuit Court Judge PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 18 July 2019 10:51

judgeMADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today that he is seeking applicants for Brown County Circuit Court Judge. The appointment will fill a vacancy being created by Judge William Atkinson’s retirement, effective August 11, 2019. The new judge will complete a term ending June 30, 2020.

The application for this position can be found on the "Apply to Serve" page on Gov. Evers' website at evers.wi.gov. A completed "Judge or Justice" application must be sent to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on August 9, 2019.

Potential applicants with questions about the judicial selection process may contact the governor’s Office of Legal Counsel at (608) 266-1212.

 
House approves bill raising minimum wage to $15 per hour PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Thursday, 18 July 2019 10:15

us-government-capitolWASHINGTON, D.C. - The House on Thursday approved legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2025 in a 231-199 mostly party-line vote on Thursday.

The legislation represented a compromise between liberal and centrist Democrats who had debated how large the wage hike would be, whether it would rise at the same level across the country and whether there should be flexibilities within it.

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House votes to hold Trump Cabinet members Barr, Ross in contempt PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 21:03

justiceWASHINGTON, D.C. - The House voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt on Wednesday, escalating a battle between the Trump administration and congressional Democrats.

The measure holds the Trump Cabinet members in contempt for defying subpoenas for documents on their since-abandoned efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Four Democrats joined Republicans in voting against the resolution.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 18 July 2019 12:46
 
Evers Signs Bill to Reform Sign Language Interpreting Licensure System PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GBP Staff   
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 12:57

sign-language-interpreter-transliteratorBill helps ensure deaf and hard of hearing folks have access to reliable and experienced interpreters no matter the situation or circumstance says Governor.


MILWAUKEE - Gov. Tony Evers today signed bipartisan legislation, Assembly Bill 250, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 17, into law. The bill allows the Department of Health Services to administer the Board for Evaluations Interpreters exam, easing the process for those entering the interpreting field. In addition to changing the licensing process, Assembly Bill 250 also creates a Sign Language Interpreters Advisory Committee composed of members of the deaf and hard of hearing community and licensed interpreters.

tony-evers"We're working to ensure deaf and hard of hearing folks across our state have access to reliable and experienced interpreters no matter the situation or circumstance,” said Gov. Evers. “This is a critical first step toward inclusion and equity for the deaf and hard of hearing community, and, perhaps most importantly, that we are committed to making sure they have a say in the issues that directly affect their daily lives and well-being.”

Assembly Bill 250, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 17:

  • Grants flexibility to those entering the field of interpreting to better serve the needs of the deaf and hard of hearing community by requiring the Department of Health Services or a department-approved exam administrator the Board for Evaluations Interpreters exam.
  • Expands and changes criteria for sign language interpreter licensing tiers ensuring sign language interpreters have additional training needed to interpret in high-risk settings like emergency rooms, mental health facilities, and legal interactions.
Last Updated on Friday, 19 July 2019 15:53
 
Population shifts set up huge House battleground PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 09:36

trumpcareWASHINGTON, D.C. - As many as 1 in 5 seats in the House of Representatives may be competitive next year as population shifts and partisan realignment conspire to create one of the most widespread battlefields in generations.

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