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Shilling Joins Governor Evers for Telehealth Bill Signing PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Kate Constalie   
Tuesday, 26 November 2019 17:38

tony-evers-shilling-telehealthbillsign-10.25.19Will improve health outcomes and coverage for rural communities, while it reduces the number of costly emergency room visits and lowers insurance costs for everyone in our state.


RICHLAND CENTER, WI – Bipartisan legislation to expand access to telehealth services for Medicaid recipients was signed into law by Governor Tony Evers at a special ceremony at the Richland Center Hospital.

jennifer-shillingAs a supporter of the legislation, Senator Shilling joined Governor Evers for the bill signing and released the following statement after the ceremony:

“When patients have access to health care services like telehealth technologies, it reduces the number of costly emergency room visits and lowers insurance costs for everyone in our state. This bill is critical for improving better health outcomes and expanding coverage for rural communities that have limited access to specialty care. It is also reassuring that western Wisconsin was well represented in the development of this legislation through the advocacy of local health leaders. I was proud to support this bipartisan bill and thank Governor Evers for promptly signing this into law.”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2019 17:51
 
New Law Will Expand Health Care Access via Telehealth Services PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 26 November 2019 17:24

medicaid_articleOpens way for Wisconsin patients to receive telehealth services at home or at school, or other non-clinical locations and receive Medicaid reimbursement.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 November 2019 10:13
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LWV Wisconsin to Join Lawsuit Over Flawed Voter Purge PDF Print E-mail
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Written by League of Women Voters WI, Erin Grunze   
Tuesday, 26 November 2019 17:13

voter-us-electionsMore than 200,000 voters threatened with unlawful removal.

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Trump repeats debunked Ukraine claim a day after Hill's tough testimony PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Friday, 22 November 2019 17:33

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Despite all evidence, Trump still pushes Russian lie that Ukraine is connected to a hacked Democratic server in 2016.

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Hill, Holmes offer damaging impeachment testimony PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Friday, 22 November 2019 16:02

hill-testifyTrump was running 'personal political errand' in Ukraine while U.S. government officials tried to pursue national security policy.

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 November 2019 08:41
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Governor Signs Medical Compact Act at Prescott High School Student Assembly PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Friday, 22 November 2019 15:19

prescott-wi-hsPRESCOTT - Gov. Tony Evers on Friday signed Senate Bill 74, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 49, a bipartisan bill that repeals 2015 Act 116 and related statutes to ensure Wisconsin's continued participation in the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact.

In September, Mr. Jeff Ryan, a social studies and civics teacher who has taught at Prescott High School for the last 31 years, sent a letter inviting Gov. Evers to visit his classroom. Mr. Ryan has invited every Wisconsin Governor since 1990 to Prescott, and wrote to Gov. Evers saying he hoped the “30-year streak of no visits to our school will end with you.” Gov. Evers signed 2019 Wisconsin Act 49, together with Mr. Ryan and Prescott High School students, at a school assembly after visiting Mr. Ryan's class.

tony-evers“I'm especially excited to be here today, not just to be able to visit Prescott for Mr. Ryan, but because I get to show students firsthand what lawmaking and civics look like, and how important they are to our state,” said Gov. Evers. “It's easy to read the local newspapers and watch the news and to think that all elected officials do is fight and disagree—what I call 'huffing and puffing'—but today we get to show students that when folks set aside politics and put people first, there's a lot of things we can do and work together on to make our state a better place.”

Senate Bill 74, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 49:

  • Repeals 2015 Act 116 which set a sunset date of Wisconsin's participation in the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact of Dec. 16, 2019; and
  • Repeals related statutes that were impacted by the enactment of Act 116.

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact is an agreement with over 25 states and provides a voluntary expedited pathway to licensure in multiple states for qualified physicians. By participating in the Compact, licensed physicians can qualify to practice across state lines if they are board-certified, in good standing in their home state, and have no malpractice claims.

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 November 2019 18:34
 
Priorities USA Funds Legal Challenge on Using Student IDs to Vote in Wisconsin PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Priorities USA Press   
Friday, 22 November 2019 10:35

univ-student-voteFoundation's complaint argues that current use of student voter ID is unconstitutional and asks the Court to enjoin the law.

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Gov. Evers Signs Bill to Punish Trespassing on Utility Land PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GBP Staff   
Thursday, 21 November 2019 14:57

dakota-access-pipelineAB 426 includes enhanced penalty for intentionally causing damage and trespassing. Governor hopes free speech rights of Tribal Nations will be honored.


MADISON - Gov. Tony Evers signed Wednesday Assembly Bill 426, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 33, and released the following statement:

tony-evers-2019-sos“Today, I signed Assembly Bill 426, which aims to ensure each energy provider is treated the same under the law while still protecting the right to exercise free speech and the right to assembly. However, I did not sign this bill without any consternation or objection.

I have said—and reaffirm today—that our Tribal Nations deserve to have a voice in the policies and legislation that affect indigenous persons and our state.

Thus, while I am signing this bill today, I expect that moving forward members of the Legislature will engage in meaningful dialogue and consultation with Wisconsin's Tribal Nations before developing and advancing policies that directly or indirectly affect our Tribal Nations and indigenous persons in Wisconsin.”

Assembly Bill 426, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 33:

  • Expands the scope of the enhanced penalty for intentionally causing damage and trespassing to include property owned, leased, or operated by public water utilities, cooperative associations producing or furnishing water, and companies that operate a gas, oil, petroleum, refined petroleum product, renewable fuel, water, or chemical generation storage transportation or delivery system.
 
New Regulations for E-Bikes PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 21 November 2019 14:25

e-bikeBipartisan bill creates a definition for electric bicycles and provides a regulatory framework for rider safety.


MADISON - Gov. Tony Evers  on Wednesday signed Assembly Bill 132, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 34, a bipartisan bill that creates a definition for electric bicycles and provides a regulatory framework for rider safety.

tony-evers“Electric bicycles are not only a fun alternative to regular bicycles, but they offer a more sustainable and accessible transportation option for Wisconsinites,” said Gov. Evers. “Whether its visitors sight-seeing in a Wisconsin community, folks choosing an environmentally friendly commute to work, or a transportation alternative for our seniors and people with disabilities, this is a great transit option for our local communities. I am happy to sign this bipartisan bill that ensures Wisconsinites can enjoy the ride safely.”

Assembly Bill 132, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 34:

  • Creates three categories of electric bicycles based on the type of motor and assistance it provides to the rider;
  • Specifies that riders under the age of 16 cannot ride a Class C electric bicycle that allows the motor to assist riders up to 28 miles per hour;
  • Requires manufacturers to permanently affix a label that provides the classification of the bicycle's motor; and
  • Ensures that electric bicycles are regulated and treated in the same manner as human-powered bicycles, except that local municipalities or the Department of Natural Resources may prohibit the use of electric bicycles on a bike path under its jurisdiction.
 
New Law Requires Human Trafficking Education for Commercial Drivers PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 21 November 2019 10:55

humantraffickingHuman trafficking impacts all of Wisconsin's 72 counties, and truck drivers are on the front line of this issue.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 November 2019 11:14
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Five bombshells from explosive Sondland testimony PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Thursday, 21 November 2019 10:24

sondlandSondland confirms the President ordered it and everybody knew.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2019 17:41
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