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Brown County Energy Assistance Applications Available PDF Print E-mail
State & Local
Written by Brown County   
Thursday, 09 March 2017 15:12

home_heatingApply for Energy Assistance now!


GREEN BAY - Brown County Human Services Economic Support administers the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP). WHEAP provides assistance with heating costs and non-heating electric costs. A one-time payment is available between October 1 and May 15 of each year. Most fuel types are eligible to receive assistance. Whether you use wood, propane, natural gas, electricity, or fuel oil to heat your home, energy assistance is available if you qualify.

A household may qualify for crisis assistance if you have no heat, have received a disconnect notice from the heating vendor or are nearly out of bulk fuel and cannot afford to purchase more.

WHEAP furnace assistance can provide services to eligible applicants if the furnace or boiler stops operating. Contact our office immediately if you are experiencing a no heat situation.

Contact us today for an appointment (in office or by phone) or a paper application!

111 N. Jefferson Street Phone: (920) 448-6460

Green Bay, WI 54305 Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm

 
Barca Statement on Project Labor Agreements PDF Print E-mail
State & Local
Written by Assembly Democrats   
Thursday, 09 March 2017 13:55

unionworkersDemocratic Leader says this is just another in a long line of GOP policies that adversely affect Wisconsin workers and businesses.


MADISON – The following is a statement from Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D - Kenosha) on the GOP’s action against workers in Wisconsin:

peter_barca"Wisconsin has one of the most diminished middle classes in the country, and our economy is trailing behind our neighbors. Therefore it is startling that one of the first priorities for Assembly Republicans this session is to repeal Project Labor Agreements, an attack on Wisconsin workers, Wisconsin businesses and local control. Today they passed this bill to make it easier for less qualified, out-of-state workers to undercut workers in our own state on projects funded by taxpayer dollars.

"Assembly Democrats offered several amendments to soften the blow of this legislation, including state hiring preferences for veterans, ensuring safety standards and preferences for minority and woman owned businesses. Of course, not one of our amendments got a single vote from a Republican member.

“From Right-to-Work to repealing prevailing wage, the PLA bill is just another in a long line of GOP policies that adversely affect Wisconsin workers and Wisconsin businesses from the GOP. What we need is to focus on legislation that will actually create jobs, increase wages and restore economic opportunity for Wisconsin workers. It’s time for all of us throughout the Badger state to come together around a one idea—let Wisconsin work."

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Colleen Flaherty contributed this story.

 
Building Budget Slams Universities PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Assembly Democrats   
Thursday, 09 March 2017 11:08

uwecDelays will further damage Wisconsin’s economy, says Wachs.


MADISON – The state building commission’s decision to defer a host of vital building projects at university campuses statewide will further damage Wisconsin’s economy, Rep. Dana Wachs (D-Eau Claire) said Wednesday. Rep. Wachs, who is a member of the commission and the Higher Education Subcommittee, objected to the provisions, which were approved by the commission.

dana_wachs“Once again we are seeing opportunities for economic growth and job creation squandered by poor budgeting decisions made over the last six years by Governor Walker and the Republicans in the Legislature,” Wachs said. “There were a number of vital projects that should have been approved today but weren’t. Because of poor decisions on issues like transportation and BadgerCare, Walker and the Republicans are tearing down our university system, damaging a key engine of job creation and economic growth. Is it any wonder our state’s economy continues to lag behind the rest of the nation?”

Rep. Wachs voted against the recommendations by Governor Walker to defer a number of projects, including:

  • UW-Milwaukee – Chemistry Building Safety and Mechanical System Repairs/Renovations
  • UW-Milwaukee – Engineering and Mathematical Science Laboratory Renovations/Repairs
  • UW-Eau Claire – Haas Fine Arts Addition and Renovation
  • UW-Platteville – New Sesquicentennial Hall
  • UW-Madison – Walnut Street Greenhouses Replacement-Phase II
  • UW-La Crosse – New Residence Hall
  • UW-Eau Claire – Governors Hall Addition and Renovation

The Capital Budget will be included in the overall 2017-2019 state budget proposal that will be debated by the Joint Finance Committee over the coming months.

 
Your Tax Money for Nothing PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Assembly Democrats   
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 18:26

money-nothingWisconsin Loses 4000 More Manufacturing Jobs as Republican tax giveaway approaches $300 million a year.

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