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Governor Seeks Applicants for Outagamie County Circuit Court Judge PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Friday, 14 June 2019 12:48

justiceVacancy created by Judge Nancy Krueger’s retirement, effective in September.


MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today that he is seeking applicants for Outagamie County Circuit Court Judge.

The appointment will fill a vacancy being created by Judge Nancy Krueger’s retirement, effective September 4, 2019. The new judge will complete a term ending July 31, 2020.

The application for this position can be found on the "Apply to Serve" page on Gov. Evers' website at evers.wi.gov. A completed "Judge or Justice" application must be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on July 8, 2019.

Potential applicants with questions about the judicial selection process may contact the governor’s Office of Legal Counsel at (608) 266-1212.

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 June 2019 12:56
 
Budget Full of Missed Opportunities PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joint Finance Committee Democrats   
Thursday, 13 June 2019 09:46

jfcOn the last day of budget deliberations, GOP lawmakers continue to ignore healthcare, public school, road repair, and clean water needs say Democrats.

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Green Bay Gets $100,000 to Restore Swimming at Bay Beach PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GBP Staff   
Wednesday, 12 June 2019 12:31

bay-beach-gbGrant means more opportunities for everyone to recreate and appreciate the beach at the Bay Beach Amusement Park, and will be economically beneficial to the entire region.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 June 2019 15:22
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Big tech braces for antitrust crackdown PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Wednesday, 12 June 2019 10:42

google-ofc-nyWASHINGTON, D.C. - Silicon Valley is bracing for a showdown as Congress and regulators step up their oversight of tech giants and how they wield their power.

Read the full story here

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 June 2019 11:12
 
Wisconsin Farms in Crisis PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Smith, State Senator District 31   
Wednesday, 12 June 2019 07:13

farm-familySen. Smith writes about the challenges facing our local farmers, their hard work and commitment, and the important role they play in our communities.

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Mueller Report: Executive Summary Volume 1 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GBP Staff   
Saturday, 08 June 2019 10:58

mueller-speaksGREEN BAY, WI - The Executive Summary for Volume 1 of the Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election, commonly known as the Mueller Report, as taken directly off the Department of Justice web site. It is presented here free for each American to read.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 June 2019 11:45
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Trump administration tightens restrictions on fetal tissue research PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Thursday, 06 June 2019 15:39

womens-march-dcWill block scientists from using federal funds to conduct research


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Trump administration on Wednesday said it will block scientists from using federal funds to conduct research that relies on the material collected from elective abortions.

In a victory for anti-abortion groups, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) also canceled a multimillion-dollar contract with the University of California, San Francisco, that uses fetal tissue to test new HIV treatments.

Read the developing story here

 
Male GOP Politicians Dictate Women’s Health PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate, Kate Constalie   
Thursday, 06 June 2019 14:07

wisconsin_senateBirth Outcomes to Worsen in Wisconsin after Republicans Reject MA Expansion

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 June 2019 14:39
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Mexican officials meet with Pence in last-ditch effort to avert tariffs PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Thursday, 06 June 2019 13:53

donald-trumpTrump said Tuesday during a press conference that “it’s more likely that the tariffs go on”

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 June 2019 14:06
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Judiciary Democrats Announce Series Of Hearings On Mueller Report PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Tuesday, 04 June 2019 15:48

mueller-speaksHearing, entitled "Lessons from the Mueller Report: Presidential Obstruction and Other Crimes," will start on June 10.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 June 2019 16:17
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Republicans Demonstrate Fiscal Irresponsibility on State Budget PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joint Finance Committee Democrats   
Tuesday, 04 June 2019 15:24

affordable-care-actJFC Republicans willing to double tax their constituents in the name of politics.


MADISON, WI - Republicans on the Joint Committee on Finance will be passing on another opportunity to save hundreds of millions of Wisconsin’s tax dollars that could be re-invested into programs around the state, and provide access to affordable health care for every Wisconsinite.

If Republicans continue to refuse the enhanced federal funding available in the Affordable Care Act, Wisconsin will be forced to spend state tax dollars to backfill what could have been funded through our federal tax dollars, essentially making us pay twice for the same services. Republicans claim they are looking out for the Wisconsin taxpayer, but their actions demonstrate just the opposite.

“Like many Wisconsinites, I look for deals and use coupons when I shop so I can save where I can and spend the savings on other necessities and priorities. We owe it to hardworking taxpayers to use state dollars effectively. Expanding Medicaid would save $324.5 million of our own money and allows us to invest the savings elsewhere,” said Senator Johnson, (D-Milwaukee).

Under the people’s budget, Governor Evers covers more people with less state money, while saving the sate $324.5 million and attracting $1.6 billion in federal monies. The Governor wisely invests those state savings back into vital health care programs such as preventing child lead poisoning, reducing youth tobacco use, addressing the opioid crisis, improving access to dental and mental health care, and increased funding for nursing homes and dementia care specialists.

“We have definitive proof that in the 29 states that have expanded Medicaid, there is a positive impact on financial well-being. Not only does it bring the cost of health insurance premiums down and prevent medical bankruptcies for individuals, but it also allows us to access pots of money we wouldn’t otherwise be able to—large sums of money,” said Senator Erpenbach, (D-West Point).

“Republicans are continuing to choose to follow their partisan marching orders rather than listening to the will of the people,” said Representative Taylor, (D-Madison). “The people are begging for health care investments in their communities, yet Republicans threw the one vehicle we had to fund all of the People’s priorities out of the window—Medicaid Expansion. They would rather not adequately fund K-12 special education and the UW System, effectively picking winners and losers when we could have done it all. Republicans continue to march our state right off of a cliff with their irresponsible fiscal ways.”

evangoyke“Health care was the central issue in last year’s election. Republican candidates and incumbents around the state promised to improve access and affordability of health care, and today the Republicans have broken their promises. Expanding Medicaid would save state taxpayers twofold, and they are turning their backs on both expanding essential services and saving taxpayers money,” said Representative Goyke, (D-Milwaukee).

The Joint Committee on Finance is expected to take up the Department of Health Services budget in Executive Session today at 1pm.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 June 2019 15:43
 
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