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Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention Brief Held at Capitol 1 day before Molson Coors PDF Print E-mail
Written by BOWEN PRESS   
Friday, 28 February 2020 17:35

guns-candlelightGun Violence Tragedy Highlighted Proven Community-Based Efforts that need State Resources to Save Lives

MADISON - State Rep. David Bowen (D-Milwaukee) and Sen. Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) invited Reggie Moore, City of Milwaukee Director of the Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention, to the Capitol earlier this week to host a legislative briefing on the work the Office has done to reduce violence in Milwaukee and the possibility to do more with the State of WI as a partner. This event was hosted in conjunction with several Criminal Justice related events put on by Rep. Bowen and Sen. Taylor during the final week of Black History Month. After the successful conclusion of this event, Rep. Bowen released the following statement:

david-bowen“I was honored to host Director Reggie Moore at the Capitol, which tragically ended up 1 day before the gun violence tragedy at Molson Coors, to highlight the local progress being made by investing time and resources into high-need communities to reduce violence. At a time when our prisons are overcrowded and reactionary incarceration proposals would skyrocket prison populations and cost the government up to $1 Billion dollars, we need to properly fund these innovative prevention measures Statewide which are proven to reduce violence, especially gun violence.  Our bill creating a State Violence Prevention Fund is a great start and it’s time we become partners passing down resources to municipalities.”

The Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention was established to take a public health approach to addressing violence with the goal of violence reduction. Through strategic partnerships, the Office has presided over a 34% decline of fatal shooting and a 28% decline of non-fatal shootings in Milwaukee from 2015-2019.

Rep. Bowen continued, “I was pleased to see such a bipartisan group of more than 20 lawmakers, staffers, and community members in attendance earlier this week to join us in this important & urgent conversation. These violence prevention measures not only make our communities safer, but show that investments made on the front-end will reduce the number of violent incidents and save money on the back-end.”

An archived video of the event can be found on WisconsinEye here.

Evers Vetoes GOP Spending Plan PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 27 February 2020 17:16

capitol-night-wiscGov. Tony Evers rejects plan that fails to provide broad, meaningful property tax relief to Wisconsin taxpayers, calls for compromise, investments in education, property tax relief.

$29 Million Harbor Grant Goes to Port of Marinette For Future Ship Building PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 27 February 2020 16:14

littoral-combat-shipMoney will help Marinette Marine compete for future U.S. Naval contracts.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2020 16:58
Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of the Victims of the Molson Coors Tragedy PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Hill Press   
Thursday, 27 February 2020 11:13

milwaukee-shooting-2020-abcMADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today ordered the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Thurs., Feb. 27, 2020, in honor of the victims of the mass shooting at the Molson Coors campus in Milwaukee.

Gov. Evers' statement on this tragic event can be found here.

The order is effective immediately and ends at sunset.

Executive Order #71 can be found here.

Assembly Fails Wisconsinites Suffering from Water Contamination PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Conservation Voters, Ryan Billingham   
Monday, 24 February 2020 09:52

clean-drinking-waterAssembly attempts to provide political cover while constituents suffer the consequences. Playing politics with PFAS crisis is cowardly says conservation group.

Gruszynski Comments on Green Bay Visitor Center Bill Passage PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Assembly, Ryan Neigbauer   
Monday, 24 February 2020 09:26

green_bay_citydeckPassage in Assembly makes funding for the center one step closer.

Cutting Taxes by Supporting Schools PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Smith, State Senator District 31   
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 06:44

teaching-studentsSen. Smith writes about Wisconsin’s expected budget surplus and how we can use that to invest in our public schools while providing tax relief to homeowners.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 February 2020 17:07
Video Features Trump Voter and Fifth-Generation Farmer Discussing Opposition to the President PDF Print E-mail
Written by Priorities Wisconsin, Cassidy Geoghegan   
Tuesday, 18 February 2020 16:33

farm-familySince Trump Took Office, Wisconsin Has Lost More Than 1,900 Dairy Farms and Leads the Nation in Farm Bankruptcies

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 February 2020 16:43
Wisconsin Students and Homeowners Abandoned by GOP PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Democrats   
Tuesday, 18 February 2020 16:18

school-closedRepublicans fail to restore education funding and ensure property tax relief.

Wisconsin governor sets up unique redistricting panel PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Hill Press   
Friday, 14 February 2020 14:37

tony-eversNational media casts it's eye on Ever's new approach to creating competitive districts.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 February 2020 14:47
Polluting the Groundwater Process Bill Opens Door for Polluters PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Conservation Voters, Ryan Billingham   
Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:28

clean-drinking-waterProposed legislation a thinly veiled attempt by polluters to influence unbiased groundwater standards process.

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