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People Support Medicaid Expansion at Burlington Event PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Assembly Democrats   
Saturday, 15 June 2019 14:05

medicaid_checkupConstituents ask Speaker Vos to give permission for Republican Legislators to support Medicaid expansion.

BURLINGTON – Forward Wisconsin, a project of the Wisconsin Legislative Democrats aimed at lifting constituent voices supporting the Medicaid Expansion, held a Day of Action in Burlington at Wehmhoff Park Thursday evening. The event featured Representative Greta Neubauer (D-Racine), Representative Deb Kolste (D-Janesville), Representative Chris Sinicki (D-Milwaukee), Calena Roberts with SEIU, and Jody Spencer, a retired postal carrier.

Dozens of people attended the event, in which constituents signed permission slips to send to Speaker Robin Vos demanding that he give their legislators permission to vote in favor of the Medicaid expansion during state budget deliberations.

greta-neubauer“Tonight, we heard from Wisconsin citizens who don’t feel represented by their elected officials. They feel silenced due to Republican leadership blocking Medicaid expansion at every turn. So we went to Speaker Robin Vos’ district to get some answers,” Rep. Neubauer said. “It’s clear that Republican Representatives and Senators need Speaker Vos’ permission to vote for Medicaid expansion, so we brought permission slips. Medicaid expansion is right for Wisconsin, and we won’t take ‘no’ for an answer.”

Dozens of people lined up to get a form asking for permission from Vos on behalf of their Republican elected officials. Despite 70% public support for Medicaid expansion, Vos said he would accept this policy “over his dead body”.

“Speaker Vos has drawn a line in the sand rejecting Medicaid expansion, but the folks that came out tonight know that it’s not too late for him to do the right thing. We will not stop until the voices of the people are heard and these elected officials are held accountable for their failure to listen to the people who elect them.”

Under Governor Tony Evers’ proposed budget, completing the Medicaid expansion would provide affordable, accessible healthcare to an estimated 82,000 people in Wisconsin. It would save over $300 million, reduce private health insurance premiums by 7 to 19%, and the reinvestment of that money in evidence-based health programs would bring $1.6 billion in new federal dollars to Wisconsin and improve quality of care for all Wisconsinites.

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 June 2019 14:18
State Republicans Ask Wisconsinites to "Pay More for Less" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Shilling, State Senator 32nd District   
Saturday, 15 June 2019 13:06

door-county-peopleRepublican budget proposal continues to delay road projects, increase health care costs and shift money away from our classrooms and higher education.

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 June 2019 13:33
Trump says he will not fire Kellyanne Conway for Hatch Act violations PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Hill Press   
Saturday, 15 June 2019 12:21

kellyanne-conwayOSC calls her a “repeat offender” who has flouted the law barring federal employees from engaging in political activity in their official duties.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Trump said Friday he will not fire Kellyanne Conway as White House counselor for violating the Hatch Act, rebuking the recommendation of a top federal watchdog.

donald-trump-kiss“No, I’m not going to fire her. I think she’s a terrific person,” Trump said during a call-in interview on “Fox & Friends.”

Read the developing report here

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 June 2019 12:36
Appeals court rules against Trump policy on abortions for undocumented teens PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Hill Press   
Saturday, 15 June 2019 09:34

dreamersWASHINGTON, D.C. - The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled against the Trump administration’s policy of blocking undocumented pregnant teenagers in federal custody from obtaining abortions.

Read the developing report here

Governor Seeks Applicants for Outagamie County Circuit Court Judge PDF Print E-mail
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 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
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.

Green Bay Gets $100,000 to Restore Swimming at Bay Beach PDF Print E-mail
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
Big tech braces for antitrust crackdown PDF Print E-mail
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
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.

Mueller Report: Executive Summary Volume 1 PDF Print E-mail
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
Trump administration tightens restrictions on fetal tissue research PDF Print E-mail
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

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