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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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Fair Maps Needed for a Fair Wisconsin PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Assembly, Aaron Collins   
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 09:06

voting-rightRepublicans created maps solely to maximize their political outcomes, says Assembly Democratic Leader. 72 percent of Wisconsinites support a nonpartisan commission leading the map-making process.

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 July 2019 10:56
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Hansen Introduces Redistricting Reform Bill PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate, Jay Wadd   
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 12:29

hansen-gb-rallyBi-partisan Bill to Create Non-Partisan Redistricting Process, Number of Republican sponsors triples

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Trump tells progressive Democrats to go back and fix 'broken and crime infested places' they came from PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Monday, 15 July 2019 11:56

trump-aoc-kamalaWASHINGTON, D.C. - President Trump on Sunday lashed out at a group of progressive Democrats, saying the female lawmakers should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came" before criticizing policies in the U.S.

"So interesting to see 'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run," Trump said in an early morning string of tweets.

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Last Updated on Monday, 15 July 2019 14:21
 
Trump to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants at US-Mexico border PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Monday, 15 July 2019 11:51

immigration-childrenWASHINGTON, D.C. - The Trump administration is moving to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants, the Department of Justice announced Monday.

According to a new rule published in the Federal Register, asylum seekers who pass through another country before reaching the U.S. will be ineligible for asylum when they reach the southern border.

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Amanda Stuck to Challenge Gallagher for House Seat PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Amanda Stuck Press   
Monday, 15 July 2019 07:46

amstuck-and-others-3Cites incumbent Congressman’s vote to take away protections for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 July 2019 09:17
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Too Many Unanswered Questions on Upcoming ICE Raids PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats   
Friday, 12 July 2019 15:37

immigration-childrenIf the Trump administration can’t adequately process undocumented immigrants currently, what are they going to do with thousands more?

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Call for Equal Pay Heard Around the World, Inspires a Nation PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jon Erpenbach Press. State Senator 27th District   
Friday, 12 July 2019 10:03

u.s.womens-soccer-teamThe women’s U.S. soccer team makes us all feel more patriotic, says Sen. Erpenbach, and reminds us that enacting equal pay legislation here in Wisconsin is far overdue.

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 July 2019 09:56
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Mueller testimony likely to be delayed PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Friday, 12 July 2019 09:42

mueller-testifyWASHINGTON, D.C. - Special counsel Robert Mueller’s public testimony before Congress is likely to be postponed until July 24, two sources familiar with the matter told The Hill.

The sources cautioned that the situation is fluid and is pending a final agreement by the Democrats on his appearance.

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Last Updated on Friday, 12 July 2019 10:00
 
Acosta out as Trump Labor secretary PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Friday, 12 July 2019 09:18

WASHINGTON, D.C. - trump-a.acosta will step down as Labor Secretary amid mounting scrutiny over his role in negotiating a plea deal for financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Acosta announced Friday that he is resigning, saying that he phoned President Trump on Friday morning to tell him he was stepping aside because he does not want his handling of the Jeffrey Epstein plea agreement to consume the administration.

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