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Court Case Challenges Policy Penalizing People for Being Poor PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kathleen Vinehout, State Senator 31st District   
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 07:21

grocery-store-checkoutThe Trump administration invited states to create new policies with more strict work requirements and barriers for people to qualify for Medicaid and FoodShare. A new court case challenges the harmful effect of these new policies.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 June 2018 15:27
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Froedtert, Children's Hospitals to Buy Land from Milwaukee County PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GBP Staff   
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 15:19

froedtert-hospitalLand was the former home of the Milwaukee County General Hospital, which later became Doyne Hospital, before closing in 1996.


WAUWATOSA, WI - According to a report last week in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin all are expected to buy the real estate they’ve been leasing for decades at the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center under option-agreements they negotiated with longtime landlord Milwaukee County.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele wants to sell the three leased properties and the nearby land rented by the BloodCenter of Research Institute according to the Business Journal. Abele’s office believes the time is right to sell the leased properties and negotiated purchase-option agreements with the four organizations.

The Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division and Curative Care are not part of the deal.

scott-manskeHere are the organizations at the medical complex and the appraised value of the properties they lease, according to Milwaukee County comptroller Scott Manske: BloodCenter $1.06 million; Curative $1.47 million; Medical College $5.15 million; Children’s $9.8 million, and Froedtert $7.0 million.

The land was the former home of the Milwaukee County General Hospital, which later became Doyne Hospital, and other county health-related services. The County closed it's hospital, which provided emergency services to the entire area and health care to many low income residents, in 1996. The closure resulted in more than 2,500 medical staff and support employees to be let go, some of which were rehired by Froedtert.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 June 2018 15:44
 
Brad Schimel Added to Rape Kit Backlog as DA PDF Print E-mail
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Written by DPW Press   
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 08:50

brad_schimelAppleton Post Crescent reports he allowed at least 26 rape kits to remain untested as Waukesha County district attorney.


MADISON - An investigation from The Post Crescent revealed last week that as Waukesha County district attorney, Attorney General Brad Schimel allowed at least 26 rape kits to remain untested, directly contributing to the rape kit backlog that as Attorney General he has failed to adequately address.

From The Post Crescent’s Keegan Kyle:

rape-1“In one case with an untested kit, a 3-year-old girl's parents worried she was molested at a party. In another, a teen reported falling asleep and waking up to a friend raping her. In a third, a homeless mother reported being raped at a motel near popular shopping centers.”

“From the Waukesha DA office to the Attorney General’s office, Brad Schimel has demonstrated a disturbing pattern of not taking Wisconsinites’ safety seriously,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin chair Martha Laning. “Survivors of sexual violence deserve advocates who take their pain seriously, but Brad Schimel’s neglect and incompetence has deprived them of justice and answers.”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 June 2018 11:35
 
Milwaukee Health Care Advocates Highlight GOP Sabotage PDF Print E-mail
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Written by DPW Press   
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 08:32

trumpcareCoalition of Democratic Senators call on Trump to rescind rules that threaten access to quality affordable care after thousands of citizens submit comments on ‘junk’ health insurance plans.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 June 2018 10:51
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Supreme Court Passes on Wisconsin Gerrymandering PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin Press   
Monday, 18 June 2018 18:26

supreme-courtWisconsinites Still Hopeful After U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Gill v Whitford, Call on State to End Gerrymandering and Pass Fair Maps Legislation.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 June 2018 10:50
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