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State Will Send Out Absentee Ballot Requests to 2.7 Million Voters PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate, Jay Wadd   
Friday, 19 June 2020 08:22

gb-voteGood news for our democracy and for the health and safety of our residents during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, says Senator Hansen.

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$80 Million in COVID-19 Assistance Goes to K-12 Schools and Higher Education PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 18 June 2020 15:50

teaching-studentsWisconsin money is in addition to the more than $354 million K-12 schools and higher education institutions already received directly through the CARES Act.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2020 16:05
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Juneteenth Flag to Fly Over the State Capitol Building PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 18 June 2020 14:44

juneteenth-flag-buffalo-soldiersThis year, Juneteenth has particular significance as we find ourselves in the midst of a movement for racial justice and an end to systemic racism.

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Texas hits new high for coronavirus cases, hospitalizations PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Thursday, 18 June 2020 10:14

coronavirus-ppePandemic resurgence threatens State's business reopening.


AUSTIN — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Tuesday urged people to stay home as the state registered the highest number of new hospitalizations due to the coronavirus, marking the fifth consecutive day of rising hospitalizations.

Abbott reported that 2,622 people tested positive on Tuesday for the coronavirus, a new daily record for the Lone Star State. The prior record had been set on June 10, when 2,504 tested positive.

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Pardon Advisory Board Will Meet in June PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Wednesday, 17 June 2020 09:16

pardon-advisory-board-nbc15A pardon is an official act of forgiveness that restores some of the rights that are lost when someone is convicted of a felony.

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Governor Rejects Scope Statement Implementing Trump Administration Title IX Changes PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 16 June 2020 10:42

sexual-assaultSays proposed UW emergency rule could weaken protections for survivors of sexual harassment and assault.

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Task Force on Climate Change Calls for Public Input PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 16 June 2020 08:37

fossil-fuel-industryVirtual listening sessions on the internet for members of the public will take place June 23 through July 15.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 June 2020 09:04
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Masks now seen as vital tool in coronavirus fight PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Saturday, 13 June 2020 10:42

coronavirus-outbreak-czech-republicEverybody wearing a mask is a relatively easy action and a lot less economically disruptive than to shut society says CDC.

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First Lady Evers Announces "Women Who Inspire" Website Feature PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Saturday, 13 June 2020 09:49

frances-huntley-cooperWisconsin 19th Amendment Celebration Committee celebrates first nominee Frances Huntley-Cooper of Fitchburg.


MADISON — First Lady Kathy Evers today announced that the Committee to Celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of Wisconsin's Ratification of the 19th Amendment will be highlighting “Women Who Inspire” from across Wisconsin in a new website feature leading up to the 100th anniversary of enactment of the 19th Amendment in August. 

kathy-evers-first-lady-wi“As we celebrate women’s vote, from enactment of the 19th Amendment to the Voting Rights Act to the 2020 Centennial and all the progress women have made in the last 100 years, we recognize there is work still to be done,” said First Lady Evers who chairs the Committee, “That's why the Committee chose to recognize women who are working today for social change and increasing parity for women and girls in Wisconsin.”

The first woman to be honored, former Fitchburg mayor Frances Huntley-Cooper, was the first and is still the only African American mayor to be elected in Wisconsin. Among many other accomplishments, she serves as chair for the NAACP Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics, is a lifetime member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., chair of Madison College Board of Trustees and founding member of the NAACP of Dane County.  

Secretary-Designee of the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) Dawn Crim nominated Huntley-Cooper saying she is a “trailblazer for women seeking (and winning!) elected office…She also has a passion for social justice, and for inspiring and supporting achievement for African-American high school students.​ Frances is an inspirational leader and change-maker.”

Committee members were invited to nominate and interview women who inspire them to feature on the Committee website with the intent of inspiring a broad bipartisan audience and bringing more diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, geography, background, and identity to the women's rights conversation. All nominees that will be featured on the website were submitted by members of the Committee and will be featured on a rotating basis beginning with Frances Huntley-Cooper.

The website separately highlights notable Wisconsin social activists and trailblazers, such as Vel Phillips, Ada Deer, Justice Shirley Abrahamson, Belle Case LaFollette and others with links to outside resources.

The 19th Amendment Committee was formed by Executive Order 19​ on April 11, 2019 and is comprised of Wisconsin’s women in elected and appointed state office and other women leaders and experts.

 
$40 Million Goes to Hospitals to Help With COVID-19 Losses PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Friday, 12 June 2020 08:45

covid-19-hospital-icuMoney is in addition to personal protective equipment, as well as COVID-19 test kits and other supplies sent directly to hospitals and health care partners across the state.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 June 2020 16:54
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State Rep. Chris Taylor Appointed to Dane County Circuit Court PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Friday, 12 June 2020 08:25

chris-taylor-ch3000Taylor served five terms in the Assembly representing Madison, and has worked as an attorney and as the public policy director for Planned Parenthood.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 June 2020 16:43
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