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Wisconsin Should Invest in Education, Not Foreign Corporations PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jon Erpenbach. State Senator 27th District   
Tuesday, 27 October 2020 08:46

foxconn-walker-ryan-johnsonIn addition to tax breaks for millionaires, we have FoxConn causing a drain on our state’s resources during the pandemic, says Sen. Erpenbach. These past poor choices limit options now.

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When Rural America Thrives, Wisconsin Thrives PDF Print E-mail
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Written by USDA Rural Development Wisconsin   
Monday, 26 October 2020 15:35

dairyfarm-wi-wpr-newsUSDA invested over $618 million through our loan and grant programs, and thanks all the agencies, partners and economic development leaders we worked with last year.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 October 2020 16:05
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Voting Safely in Green Bay PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Green Bay Mayor's Office Press   
Monday, 26 October 2020 14:38

vote-47-mbGreen Bay, WI - The City of Green Bay wants to assure voters who still need to cast their ballot in person that a COVID-safety plan is being followed at every polling place to protect the health of voters and election personnel. For those voting absentee, drop boxes may be your best option to insure your ballot is received on time.

eric-genrich-family“We know that some citizens will be voting at a physical polling place,” said Mayor Eric Genrich. “They may prefer the Election Day voting experience; they may have missed a deadline; or they may not have received their mail ballot.”

--In-person absentee voting will remain open at City Hall through 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. Check www.greenbaywi.gov/elections for dates and times.

--Election Day polling places open at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3 and close at 8 p.m.

--There are six absentee ballot drop boxes located conveniently throughout Green Bay. Check www.greenbaywi.gov/elections for ballot drop box locations.

Voters are advised to use the “Where do I vote?” feature at myvote.wi.gov, to double-check their Election Day polling place before heading out to vote. Some polling place locations have changed since the last election. While voters can vote at City Hall through Oct. 31, they can only vote at their assigned ward on Election Day, Nov. 3.

Voters who have questions or need more help can visit the city of Green Bay website www.greenbaywi.gov/elections. Or email questions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 920-448-3010.

The Clerk's Office urges voters to follow CDC guidelines for in-person voting, to protect themselves, their neighbors, and to slow the spread of COVID-19.

--Please wear a mask, but this is not required of voters.

--Wash your hands before entering and after leaving the polling location.

--Maintain six feet of distance from others, even when you and others are wearing masks.

The Clerk’s office assures voters—and poll workers—that every polling place will be supplied with personal protective equipment (PPE), including hand sanitizer and antiseptic cleaning wipes, and all poll workers will be wearing masks supplied by the Clerk’s office.

“This election is a challenge,” Genrich said. “But with a little help, some cooperation, and a good deal of understanding from voters, we can make it work.”

 
Wisconsin Billionaires’ Net Worth Jumps $11 Billion or 28% Since Pandemic PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin Press   
Friday, 23 October 2020 18:59

menards-storeMeanwhile state & local government services face deep cuts as Congress prioritizes confirmation of anti-ACA Supreme Court Justice over Coronavirus relief.

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LWV WI Joins Vote Early Day to Ensure Voters Understand Options PDF Print E-mail
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Written by League of Women Voters Wisconsin   
Friday, 23 October 2020 17:15

vote-47Voting early - by mail or at an early voting site - is an essential way to decrease crowding at polling places on Election Day, November 3.

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Groups Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Support Embrace, Black Lives Matter PDF Print E-mail
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Written by End Domestic Abuse WI, Jenna Gormal   
Friday, 23 October 2020 09:43

domestic-violenceThey urge others to do the same.


Madison – In July, the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA) and End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin (EA) shared the “Moment of Truth” letter, a commitment from coalitions across the country in the wake of the Minneapolis law enforcement murder of George Floyd. We indicated that the letter would serve as a guiding document for our work moving forward. Specifically, we committed to centering Black Lives Matter, which includes supporting policies that reframe the concept of public safety, including investing in community-based infrastructures to provide support in place of law enforcement.

george-floyd-deathRecently, we learned that Embrace, a member program of both coalitions, experienced a cut in funding as well as a loss of support from local law enforcement agencies due to Embrace’s support of Black Lives Matter. Such pushback, while not surprising, is nonetheless disappointing. It is an instance of police and existing systems exercising power and control that will result in further harm to survivors of violence. We reject efforts that attempt to force us to choose between knowing that Black Lives Matter and working with legal system partners to improve responses for those survivors who engage with the legal system.

Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC)-led organizations, who have led this work for decades despite being marginalized by our movement, have long experienced similar funding threats due to their advocacy. They have struggled to access critical funding sources, despite providing survivors with critical culturally specific services which parallel those offered by mainstream organizations. However, BIPOC-led organizations have largely faced those barriers without the media attention and outpourings of support that has been directed towards Embrace.

WCASA and End Abuse support Embrace, and we urge others to do the same. We invite you to join us in supporting, following the lead of, and directing resources towards BIPOC-led organizations as we seek to transform oppressive systems that inequitably fail and harm survivors.

 
Green Bay Still Accepting Poll Worker Applications PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Green Bay Mayor's Office Press   
Thursday, 22 October 2020 10:56

voter-primariesGreen Bay, WI - The City of Green Bay is still accepting poll worker applications from interested residents. While the City has exceeded its recruitment goal of 380 poll workers, we are compiling a list of alternates to ensure a safe and smooth Election Day. The wage for Election Day is $350 plus extra funds for completing training.

Please visit https://greenbaywi.gov/PollWorkers.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 October 2020 11:01
 
Governor Announces Additional Tax Relief for Wisconsin Taxpayers PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 22 October 2020 10:19

work-from-homeSales and use taxes from out-of-state retailers and marketplace providers results in more than $250 million in tax relief targeted toward lower and middle-income taxpayers.

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State Reports Highest Single-Day COVID-19 Death Count PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 22 October 2020 07:47

coronavirus-ventilatorFirst Patient Admitted to Alternate Care Facility at Wisconsin State Fair Park.

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A Real Halloween Threat PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Smith, State Senator District 31   
Wednesday, 21 October 2020 09:17

covid-19-protest-madisonLegislative Republicans continue supporting plans to dismantle Governor Evers’ efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, even while Wisconsin is experiencing a spike in cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 October 2020 09:35
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Wisconsin is Still Waiting on Foxconn PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Philip Shulman   
Tuesday, 20 October 2020 19:38

foxconn-groundbreakTwo years after Trump put a shovel in the ground, Foxconn is still just another big Republican politician promise left unfulfilled.

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