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Evers Leadership on PFAS Welcome and Encouraging PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, 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.

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Gulfstream Brings 171 New Jobs to Appleton PDF Print E-mail
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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.

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Deficits to exceed $12 trillion through 2029: CBO PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Thursday, 22 August 2019 10:14

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

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Gov. Evers Speaks on Highway Safety at Dells Conference PDF Print E-mail
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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
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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.

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