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FoodShare Bill "Kicking Us When We Are Down" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kathleen Vinehout, State Senator 31st District   
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 16:17

grocery-store-checkoutA new bill pending in the Senate would require FoodShare participants to show a photo ID at the store. History has shown such a requirement is very costly and has little impact on fraud, a problem Wisconsin took far more effective steps in the past to reduce.

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Conservationists Say Put Human Health Before Polluters PDF Print E-mail
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Written by League of Conservation Voters, Ryan Billingham   
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 14:15

kewaunee-harbor-familyDNR Board to Vote on Improved Manure Pollution Rules Wednesday.

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Senator-elect Schachtner Announces District Swearing-In PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Kate Constalie   
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 14:06

patty-schachtnerThe event at Somerset High School Gymnasium on Friday, January 26th is open to the public and media and no RSVP is required.


SOMERSET, WI – Senator-elect Patty Schachtner (D-Somerset) announced today that she will hold a ceremonial swearing-in on Friday, January 26, 2018. Schachtner is expected to be officially sworn-in by the week of January 29, 2018.

“I feel humbled and honored to know that my neighbors in Western Wisconsin agree that our communities are stronger when we work together towards common sense solutions,” said Senator-elect Schachtner. “I look forward to being a voice for Polk, St. Croix, Pierce, Burnett, and Dunn counties in Madison and will fight every day for affordable health care, funding for our public schools, and good-paying jobs in our region.”

When: Friday, January 26th at 1:00pm-2:00pm

Where: Somerset High School Gymnasium, 645 Sunrise Drive, Somerset, Wisconsin 54025

The event is open to the public and media and no RSVP is required. For event information not related to media requests, contact Dr. Mark Bezek, Somerset District Administrator at 612-889-6913.

 
Tuesday's Vote Swing Shows Healthcare Professionals Engaged in Elections PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Robert Kraig   
Friday, 19 January 2018 15:59

healthcareHealthcare professionals see elections as a necessary part of their work.


STATEWIDE - Healthcare professionals are getting involved in the 2018 Wisconsin elections. “I’m tired of the attacks on BadgerCare and I’m tired of the government not putting any regulations on pharmaceutical companies jacking up prices,” said Lynn Carey, a retired nurse who helped in Dennis Degenhardt’s race in Assembly District 58, “I volunteered for Dennis because of his stance on healthcare.” The seat swung 25% in the direction of the Democrat candidate.

Dawn Garcia, a healthcare consultant, volunteered for Patty Schachtner in her Senate District 10 win. Senate District 10 is a traditionally Republican district, but Schachtner won on the message of fully expanding BadgerCare and increasing mental health resources. Garcia state, “I think healthcare professionals are realizing that they have the power and responsibility to change the US healthcare system, and part of that is getting involved in elections.”

Garcia and Carey are part of Citizen Action of Wisconsin’s organizing co-ops network forming across the state, including the Western Wisconsin Co-op which includes Senate District 10 and Healthcare for All co-op in Southeast Wisconsin and which is made up of doctors, nurses, and other health professionals.

“We are only just beginning,” said Carey. The group is putting on a “Healthcare Jeopardy” governor candidate forum on Saturday, January 27 at 9:30am at MATC Milwaukee. They expect for the room to be full of newly politically-engaged healthcare professionals looking to get involved.

In addition to the health professionals involved, Citizen Action of Wisconsin Western and North Central Wisconsin Organizing Co-ops members also volunteered the Senate District 10 election.

 
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