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Evers Leadership on PFAS Welcome and Encouraging PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Senate, Jay Wadd   
Saturday, 24 August 2019 08:01

greenbay-lakemichPFAS and similar compounds are called “forever chemicals” because once they get into the environment or a person’s body they don’t go away.

Gulfstream Brings 171 New Jobs to Appleton PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Friday, 23 August 2019 15:04

gulfstreamAerospace Corporation to make $39.5 million capital investment in service and operations at new Appleton Service Center to be located at Airport.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2019 15:36
Deficits to exceed $12 trillion through 2029: CBO PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Hill Press   
Thursday, 22 August 2019 10:14

donald-trump-deficitIncrease double over past 50 year average.

Gov. Evers Speaks on Highway Safety at Dells Conference PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 22 August 2019 09:51

seat-belt-useCredit given to seat belt use before 400 Traffic-Safety Advocates at the 45th annual Governor’s Conference on Highway Safety.

MADISON - Gov. Tony Evers announced Wednesday that Wisconsin’s seat belt use has reached over 90% overall use, a life-saving milestone. The governor addressed over 400 traffic-safety advocates at the 45th annual Governor’s Conference on Highway Safety held at Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

tony_evers_“Thanks to the hard work and dedication of law enforcement, traffic safety professionals and motorists across Wisconsin, more people than ever are making the life-saving decision to buckle-up,” Gov. Evers said.

This year represents the 10-year anniversary of the state’s primary seat belt law. When the law took effect in June 2009, the state’s seat belt use rate was 74% and increased to 89% in 2018. Preliminary information from a recent observational survey indicates that a statewide average of 90.2% of motorists is buckling up.

“We’ve reached an important benchmark, but at the same time realize there is more work to do,” said Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary-designee Craig Thompson. “Just 10% of motorists fail to buckle up, but this small group accounts for nearly half of the car and light truck occupants killed in Wisconsin traffic crashes every year.”

Wisconsin is finally catching up to other Midwest states where seat belt use rates are already above 90%. Wisconsin’s primary seat belt law allows law enforcement to stop and cite motorists solely for not being buckled up. Drivers can also be cited for every unbuckled passenger in their vehicle. Failure to fasten a seat belt is among the most common traffic violations in Wisconsin and resulted in 50,875 traffic convictions last year.

“Unbuckled motorists are much more likely to be ejected, injured or killed in the event of a crash,” said Wisconsin State Patrol Superintendent Tony Burrell. “To prevent needless tragedies, we continue to urge all motorists to buckle up, every seat, every trip whether they’re headed across town or across the country.”

Trump officials unveil rule allowing indefinite migrant family detentions PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Hill Press   
Thursday, 22 August 2019 09:34

immigration-childrenWould end "Flores Agreement" that requires children to be held no longer than 20 days.

400th Anniversary of American Slave Trade Remembered PDF Print E-mail
Written by BOWEN PRESS   
Thursday, 22 August 2019 09:21

juneteenth-1900“Black America’s Most Enduring Feature is its Resilience”

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2019 09:31
PSC Approval of Transmission Line Disappoints Many PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Assembly Democrats   
Thursday, 22 August 2019 08:49

high-voltage-lines-farmsArea Democrats say PSC approval Tuesday of the Cardinal-Hickory Creek Transmission Line may have impact on rates and fixed fee increases for electric customers, while affecting numerous farms, properties and habitats.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2019 09:10
August is National Immunization Awareness Month PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Assembly, Aaron Collins   
Thursday, 22 August 2019 08:34

vaccinationsOpportunity for families to ensure that their vaccinations are up to date before school starts.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2019 11:07
Wisconsin: The Politics Behind Gun Violence Inaction PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Smith, State Senator District 31   
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 11:24

las-vegas-shootingSen. Smith talks about legislation to expand the background check requirement for all firearm purchases as a way to fight against gun violence.

Mueller report fades from political conversation PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Hill Press   
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 08:26

mueller-testifyWASHINGTON, D.C. - Robert Mueller’s Russia report has largely faded from the airwaves less than a month after the former special counsel’s high-profile congressional testimony, a possible warning sign to Democrats that most voters have lost interest in the probe.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2019 08:32
29 To Serve on Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 10:55

careGroup will study strategies to attract and retain a strong direct care workforce, support families providing caregiving.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 August 2019 11:06
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