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Waupaca County Joins Effort to Ban Gerrymandering PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Rothschild, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign   
Monday, 29 April 2019 09:31

voter-primariesPressure grows Statewide for referendums, as 72 percent of Wisconsinites want to ban gerrymandering, including 63 percent of Republicans and 76 percent of Independents.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 April 2019 10:04
Remembering Wisconsin Workers PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Kate Constalie   
Friday, 26 April 2019 13:45

electrical-workersInternational Workers’ Memorial Day is Friday, April 26.

LA CROSSE, WI – International Workers’ Memorial Day is held annually on April 28th in remembrance of workers killed, disabled or injured in the workplace. As part of the La Crosse area observance of International Workers’ Memorial Day, Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) released the following statement:

“International Workers’ Memorial Day is a solemn reminder that we must fight for workplace safety each and every day. In big cities and small towns across our region, many workers continue to face dangers and challenges in the workplace. Whether it is handling volatile chemicals, operating dangerous machinery or suffering exposure to workplace violence, new threats to workplace safety continue to be a significant issue.

jennifer-shilling“Everyone in our state should feel confident that they’re entering a safe work environment each day and I remain committed to strengthening workplace safety and defending the rights of workers who suffer injuries on the job.

“Nearly four million Americans suffer a workplace injury every year. While safety initiatives have helped to significantly reduce workplace fatalities, many workers continue to face exposure to job hazards. In Wisconsin, Democrats have prioritized legislation to improve working conditions for some of the most dangerous occupations including correctional officers, construction workers and community law enforcement.


**Media note: The La Crosse Workers’ Memorial service will be held on at 1:00 PM on Sunday, April 28th at Green Island Park.

Bill Would Dedicate Lottery Windfall Money to Local Roads PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Ritch Williams   
Friday, 26 April 2019 07:45

construction-trafficState’s share of the recent $768.4 million lottery win presents “once in a lifetime opportunity,” says Sen. Carpenter.

Governor Reappoints Ivan Gamboa as WHEDA Board Chairman PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 25 April 2019 16:02

real-estate-for.saleWHEDA provides low-cost financing for housing and small business development in Wisconsin.

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today has reappointed Ivan Gamboa as Chairman of the Board for the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA). Gamboa currently serves as Senior Vice President at Tri City National Bank in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

“I am honored to continue to play a role in this outstanding organization,” said Gamboa. “As Board Chairman, I welcome another opportunity to utilize my banking and economic development experience to help WHEDA fulfill its mission of improving the quality of life for residents all across our great state.”

Gamboa also serves as Board President of the Harbor District, Inc. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and previously served as a Board Member on the City of Milwaukee Plan Commission.

Gamboa’s term as WHEDA Board Chairman will run through March 2020. He was initially appointed to the position by former Gov. Scott Walker in July 2016.

For over 45 years, WHEDA, as an independent state authority, has provided low-cost financing for housing and small business development in Wisconsin. Since 1972, WHEDA has financed more than 73,000 affordable rental units, helped more than 129,600 families purchase a home and made more than 29,000 small business and agricultural loan guarantees. For more information on WHEDA programs, visit or call 800-334-6873.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 April 2019 16:08
Medical Marijuana Would Provide an Economic Boost to Wisconsin PDF Print E-mail
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Written by BOWEN PRESS   
Tuesday, 23 April 2019 15:35

medical-marijuanaStudy shows Wisconsin could see a $1.1 billion benefit over a five year period from the legalization of medicinal marijuana says Legislator.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 April 2019 15:54
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