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New Bill Puts Kids’ Health at Risk at the Beach PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Conservation Voters Press   
Monday, 24 June 2019 16:06

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LRB 2270 would allow dredging of sand from Lake Michigan and Superior for use on beaches as “clean” sand.

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Trump slaps new sanctions on Iran after drone shot down PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Monday, 24 June 2019 15:47

iran-us-basesStays with additional financial sanctions.


WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Trump on Monday announced additional sanctions against Iran targeting the country's supreme leader.

Trump signed an executive order in the Oval Office that he said will deny the supreme leader and others access to financial instruments. Trump had previously signaled he would levy additional sanctions on Iran amid simmering tensions between the two countries.

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Last Updated on Monday, 24 June 2019 16:02
 
Trump delays operation to deport migrant families PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Saturday, 22 June 2019 15:17

ice-arrest-familyWASHINGTON, D.C. - President Trump announced he would delay an Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation that would have deported as many as 2,000 migrant families for two weeks.

Trump said that the delay would allow for negotiations on Capitol Hill regarding immigration reform.

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Overdue Water Quality Standards Need New Enforcement Mechanism PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Conservation Voters, Ryan Billingham   
Friday, 21 June 2019 15:26

metallic-sulfide-mining-runoffNew DHS recommendations are a step toward safeguarding water and health, says Conservation group.

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Area Senator Commends DHS On Strict Groundwater Pollution Limits PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate, Jay Wadd   
Friday, 21 June 2019 14:32

clean-drinking-waterDangerous compounds have been found in wells contaminated by Tyco’s Marinette facility in the Town of Peshtigo and surrounding area.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 June 2019 15:02
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Bipartisan Concerns Appear with Fiscally Reckless Republican Budget PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate, Kate Constalie   
Thursday, 20 June 2019 16:37

steve-nassSen. Steve Nass (R-Whitewater) breaks with Republican majority budget proposal.


MADISON – Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) released the following statement after Republican Senator Steve Nass (R-Whitewater) announced he will vote “no” on the Republican budget proposal:

jennifer-shilling-lc“I echo Sen. Nass’ concerns with the fiscally irresponsible budget proposal that is being pushed by Republican leaders and special interests. The Republican budget protects tax breaks for millionaires while raising property taxes on working families by the highest amount in a decade.

“Gov. Tony Evers’ original budget proposal is cohesive, fully balanced, and offers real solutions for tax relief for working families. Democrats are listening to the wishes of Wisconsin residents and fighting to close corporate tax loopholes, restore tax fairness and promote economic opportunities for working families.”

 
WI Supreme Court Backs "Lame Duck" Session PDF Print E-mail
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Written by League of Women Voters WI, Erin Grunze   
Thursday, 20 June 2019 12:00

wisc-supremecourt-justicesGOP Extraordinary legislative session laws will remain in place with Thursday’s ruling.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 June 2019 15:00
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Looking Inward for Juneteenth Day PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Smith, State Senator District 31   
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 06:38

juneteenth-1900Juneteenth Day, an important date of our country’s history recognizing the official end of slavery as June 19th, 1865, offers us an opportunity to reflect on our history, the progress made and the work that still must be done.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 16:49
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Linda Hall Appointed Director of the Office of Children's Mental Health PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 16:18

baby-lead-paintMs. Hall has extensive experience and expertise in children’s mental health policy, as well as Medicaid and child welfare, and has worked to advance mental health policy priorities.


MADISON - Gov. Tony Evers today announced his appointment of Linda A. Hall to serve as director of the Office of Children’s Mental Health.

Ms. Hall currently serves as executive director of the Wisconsin Association of Family & Children’s Agencies (WAFCA) where she works with human services leaders to support a vibrant human services sector focused on opportunities for all Wisconsin families to reach their full potential. Since 2006, Ms. Hall has led WAFCA’s mental health and child welfare best practice, policy, and legislative agendas. Ms. Hall has been actively engaged with the Office of Children’s Mental Health since 2014 and has served as a member of the Children’s Mental Health Collective Impact Executive Council that works to create an integrated system of care by convening stakeholders to design strategies to bring increased well-being to Wisconsin families. Ms. Hall has extensive experience and expertise in children’s mental health policy, as well as Medicaid and child welfare, and has worked to advance mental health policy priorities.

tony_evers“Our children are our future, and it is essential that every child has access to the services and support that they need, particularly mental health,” said Gov. Evers. “That’s why it is critical for us to have an office that is dedicated to helping connect the dots related to children’s mental health to ensure that we are all working together to support Wisconsin’s children in achieving their optimal social and emotional well-being. I’m very proud and excited to announce that Linda Hall will be joining my team to serve in this vital leadership role to support the well-being of our families.”

“I am honored to be selected for this position and look forward to working with partners across the state to continue to strengthen children’s access to the supports they need for healthy minds and futures fill with promise," said Ms. Hall.

The Office of Children’s Mental Health was created in the 2013-2015 biennial budget to innovate, integrate, and improve Wisconsin’s child and family service systems so our children, youth, and families thrive. The Office of Children’s Mental Health works to:

  • Improve children and families access to services, with a focus on resources provided by the Department of Health Services, Department of Children and Families, Department of Public Instruction, and Department of Corrections, in addition to other Wisconsin organizations;
  • Facilitate communication with all child- and family-serving state agencies, coordinate initiatives, and monitor program performance focused on children’s mental health; and
  • Support administrative efficiencies to reduce duplication among child- and family-serving state agencies.

Ms. Hall will begin as director of the Office of Children’s Mental Health on July 8, 2019.

 
Governor Creates Pardon Advisory Board, Establishes Pardon Process PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 13:37

jailed"People who have taken responsibility for their mistakes and who have worked to improve their lives and communities deserve a second chance,” says Evers.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 14:57
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Republican Congressman stokes talk of campaign against Trump PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 13:24

Rep. Justin AmashWASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Justin Amash, the lone Republican in Congress to call for President Trump’s impeachment, says he has no desire to play “spoiler” if he launches a third-party bid against Trump in 2020.

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