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I-94 East-West Corridor Project to Move Forward PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Wednesday, 08 July 2020 15:23

highway-const-zooProject expected to create between 6,000 and 10,000 jobs in Wisconsin.

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Gov. Evers Appoints Doug Rebout to DATCP Board PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Wednesday, 08 July 2020 15:02

doug-reboutJanesville area farmer brings real life perspective to the DATCP Board.


MADISON – Gov. Tony Evers today announced the appointment of Doug Rebout to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Board. Rebout is a partner in Roger Rebout & Sons Farms near Janesville. The farm includes over 4,200 acres of cropland, 280 Holstein and crossbred steers, and 400 custom-raised heifers. Rebout is actively engaged in public and community service, currently serving as the president of the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association and as a member of the Governor's Task Force on Climate Change.

tony-evers“From trade wars to difficult weather to a global pandemic, Wisconsin farmers have persevered through many challenges in the past several years. Doug is not only familiar with those challenges, but he is an advocate for productive solutions,” said Gov. Evers. “I am proud to appoint Doug to serve on the DATCP Board.”

The DATCP Board is comprised of citizen members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Legislature. Board members serve on the policy-making body in six-year terms.

“As a family farmer in southern Wisconsin and a strong voice for our state’s diverse agriculture industry, Doug brings a valuable perspective to the DATCP Board. I look forward to working with him in this new capacity,” added DATCP Secretary-designee Randy Romanski.

“I am humbled and honored that the governor has asked me to serve on the DATCP Board,” stated Rebout. “I look forward to joining my fellow board members in serving Wisconsin’s agriculture, trade, and consumer protection communities.”

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 July 2020 15:17
 
State Ups Efforts to Distribute PPE to Schools, Food Processors, Businesses PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Wednesday, 08 July 2020 10:37

coronavirus-masks2-nycMore than 2 million cloth face masks and 4,200 infrared thermometers going to K-12 public, charter, and private schools throughout the state. DATCP also sending approximately 60,000 masks to local food processors and businesses.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 July 2020 13:59
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Jeff Smith: Student Debt and our Future PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Smith, State Senator District 31   
Wednesday, 08 July 2020 09:13

uwgb-studentsOur kids need an education to get ahead, but the resulting debt can tarnish the degree's value, grow bigger than you thought due to overly burdensome interest payments, and stunt the growth of the economy for all of us. Find out more.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 July 2020 10:20
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More Than $160 Million in Transportation Aid Announced for Local Governments PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 07 July 2020 16:18

road-repair-wiInvestment in state’s infrastructure delayed for years, more important now as our economy continues to recover from the effects of pandemic.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 July 2020 16:35
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Katie Sloma Named Circuit Court Judge for Shawano-Menominee Counties PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 07 July 2020 12:15

katherine-v-slomaSloma earned her undergraduate degree from UW-Green Bay, her law degree from Ohio University, and has been a practicing attorney in Shawano for the last 16 years.


MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced Monday his appointment of Katie Sloma as circuit judge for Shawano-Menominee Counties. The appointment fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge James Habeck.

tony-evers“Katie Sloma will be an excellent judge for the people of Shawano and Menominee Counties. As an experienced civil litigator and city attorney, she will apply the law fairly and protect our constitutional rights,” said Gov. Evers.

Since 2004, Sloma has maintained a general practice in Shawano, including handling family law cases, divorces, guardianships, wills and estates, real estate transactions, juvenile matters, and guardian ad litem appointments. She was first elected the City of Shawano attorney in 2018. She was reelected in 2020.

“Governor Evers has made an excellent choice in appointing Attorney Sloma as our next Circuit Court Judge,” said Greg Parker, district attorney for Shawano and Menominee Counties. “I have worked with Attorney Sloma on Children’s Court cases for over ten years. She has a reputation of being hardworking, demonstrates a high level of competence, professionalism, and integrity in performing her duties. She has a calm and deliberate demeanor in and out of the courtroom. Based on my experience in working with Attorney Sloma, I know she truly believes in fairness as it relates to court matters, and I am confident that she will do a fine job as our next circuit court judge.”

“I am grateful and honored that Governor Evers has appointed me to the Shawano-Menominee County Branch 1 bench. In my position as judge, I promise to apply the principles of the law knowledgeably, thoughtfully, and fairly to all individuals that appear before me,” said Sloma. “I would like to thank Governor Evers for giving me this exciting opportunity. I look forward to serving my community.”

Sloma earned her undergraduate degree from UW-Green Bay and her law degree from Ohio University. Sloma served on the boards of the Shawano Re-Development Authority, and the Shawano Area Community Foundation.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 July 2020 12:55
 
Wisconsin Safe Voting Plan PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Green Bay Mayor's Office Press   
Monday, 06 July 2020 15:05

coronavirus-voting-usMayors of Wisconsin’s 5 Largest Cities Team Up with Nonpartisan Nonprofit to Invest in Safe Elections During COVID-19 pandemic.

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Trump expected to refile paperwork to end DACA this week PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Monday, 06 July 2020 14:52

daca-dreamers-whThe decision to refile on DACA was widely expected after the Supreme Court ruled last month that the administration failed to give an adequate justification for terminating the program.

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Monica Hall is New Jefferson County District Attorney PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Friday, 03 July 2020 09:19

Monica HallHall fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Susan Happ and will serve the remainder of the unexpired term that ends January 2021.


MADISON - Gov. Tony Evers announced today his appointment of Monica Hall to serve as Jefferson County District Attorney.

Hall is an assistant district attorney in Jefferson County and has been a prosecutor for almost fifteen years. In addition to handling all types of criminal cases, she is involved with the county’s alcohol and drug treatment court. Hall is a dedicated member of the Jefferson County community and is involved in many community organizations.

tony-evers-port“Monica Hall is perfect for the job. She is a skilled prosecutor who understands that the people involved in the criminal justice system are also her neighbors. She cares deeply about justice and fairness for the people of Jefferson County. With her well-established roots in the county and her wealth of experience, I am confident she will be an excellent district attorney for the people of Jefferson County,” said Gov. Evers.

Gov. Evers’ appointment of Hall fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Susan Happ and will fill the remainder of the unexpired term that ends January 2021.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 July 2020 09:38
 
First Lady Evers Announces New "Women Who Inspire" Nominee PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 02 July 2020 16:10

Berdie CowserWisconsin 19th Amendment Celebration Committee celebrates Dr. Berdie Cowser of Milwaukee.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 July 2020 16:28
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It’s Time to Take Fed Money for Medicaid Expansion PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate, Jay Wadd   
Thursday, 02 July 2020 11:12

medicaidWisconsin should follow the lead of Oklahoma voters, says Green Bay Senator. Walker political move from years ago still costing State between $1.2 and $1.6 billion dollars.

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