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$500,000 Grant to Fund Water Bottle Filling Stations in Wisconsin Schools PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 14 March 2019 08:12

clean-drinking-waterStations range in cost from $800 to $2,700 apiece, will improve access to clean drinking water around state.

MADISON – During a visit to Huegel Elementary School Wednesday, Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes focused on Governor Tony Evers’ budget proposal that includes $500,000 in grant funding to the Department of Public Instruction to help more schools around the state purchase water bottle filling stations.

The proposal dovetails with remediation efforts around the state and would reduce lead levels in Milwaukee and nitrate levels in northern Wisconsin.

mandela-barnes“Clean drinking water is a basic need and should be available to our children in our schools,” Lt. Gov. Barnes said. “Contaminated water is a real issue that can lead to negative long-term effects if not addressed correctly. I stand with Governor Evers in making sure every child in our state has healthy water to drink.”

Stations range in cost from $800 to $2,700 apiece, with additional costs for installation and filter replacement every 3,000 gallons.

“I’ve always said that what’s best for our kids is what’s best for our state, and that definitely includes access to clean drinking water,” Gov. Evers said. “Everyone in Wisconsin should be able to have clean drinking water flow from the taps in their homes, schools and businesses, whether they live in an urban or rural community. I’m proud to continue my commitment to making 2019 the Year of Clean Drinking Water in Wisconsin by funding investments like these water bottle filling stations.”

In February, Gov. Evers released details about additional water quality initiatives in the proposed budget, which includes $40 million in bonding authority to help fund the replacement of lead service lines around the state.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 March 2019 08:55
Wisconsin Joins Multistate Lawsuit Challenging President Trump’s National Emergency PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 15:23

donald-trumpPresident’s declaration is reckless and unconstitutional says Governor. Suit seeks declaratory and injunctive relief to block the emergency declaration, the construction of the wall, and any illegal diversion of funds appropriated by Congress.

Women Voters Oppose Governor's Proposal to Take Money from Federal Election Security PDF Print E-mail
Written by League of Women Voters WI, Erin Grunze   
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 15:59

voter-usNon-partisan League Of Women Voters of Wisconsin concerned about Election Security funding being allocated to non-security functions in Governor Evers’ budget proposal for the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

LWV Celebrates Women’s History Month PDF Print E-mail
Written by League of Women Voters Wisconsin   
Monday, 11 March 2019 08:26

womensMarch is Women’s History Month, and the LWV Wisconsin takes notice of leaders and members who make a difference.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 March 2019 08:40
Governor Projects $2.5 Billion for 2019-2021 Capital Budget PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Saturday, 09 March 2019 11:32

alliant-energy-centerDeferred maintenance and life safety issues plus facilities to support institutions of higher education given priority.

Green Bay Visitor Education Center to be Located Near Titletown District PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Senate, Jay Wadd   
Thursday, 07 March 2019 10:30

packersPublic-private partnership project will help nearly 5.7 million annual visitors to Brown County understand what makes Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin so special.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 March 2019 10:58
$109 Million Capital Investment Goes to UW Eau Claire PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 07 March 2019 10:06

uwec-campusNew facility will ensure northwestern Wisconsin has state-of-the-art research capabilities to support entrepreneurship in healthcare fields.

State Will Invest $30 Million in Madison Alliant Energy Center Expansion PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 07 March 2019 09:30

madisonwiThe 196,000 square foot addition to the Exposition Hall will attract additional events to bring increased national prominence to Wisconsin.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 March 2019 10:00
Fred Clark Appointed to Natural Resources Board PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 07 March 2019 09:14

icefishingMADISON – Governor Tony Evers announced Wednesday the appointment of Fred Clark to the Natural Resources Board, replacing a seat formerly filled by Department of Natural Resources Secretary-designee Preston Cole.

tony-evers“As a lifelong conservationist and a highly respected former legislator who has spent his life dedicated to protecting Wisconsin’s natural resources, Fred will be an excellent addition to the Natural Resources Board,” Gov. Evers said. “Fred values the importance of science and brings the experience and expertise needed to connect the dots between protecting Wisconsin’s natural resources and economic development.”

Fred Clark is a forester and conservationist who is marking his 30th year working outdoors in Wisconsin. Fred is the part-time Executive Director of Wisconsin’s Green Fire, an organization dedicated to natural resources conservation. Previously Fred was the owner and principal of a forestry consulting, contracting, and custom logging business, Clark Forestry, Inc. based in Baraboo. Fred served three terms as a Representative to the Wisconsin State Assembly between 2009-2014. He was appointed by both Gov. Doyle and Gov. Walker to the Wisconsin Council on Forestry from 2004-2014.

First Glance at Governor Evers’ Budget PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Smith, State Senator District 31   
Wednesday, 06 March 2019 03:04

tony-evers-budget-2019Sen. Smith reviews the policies included in Gov. Tony Evers’ first budget, presented to the Legislature last Thursday, including broadband expansion, nonpartisan redistricting reform, education and transportation funding, and Medicaid expansion.

Evers in Green Bay, Signs Executive Order at DMV PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Monday, 04 March 2019 13:34

tony-evers-signs-dmvGov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #14 on the accessibility of DMV facilities and DOT-issued voter identification during a visit to the Green Bay Transit Center Monday to discuss budget investments in transportation.

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