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Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 05 January 2021 10:16

shirley_abrahamsonMADISON —​ Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #102 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff in honor of former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson on Tues., Jan. 5, 2021. Chief Justice Abrahamson passed away on Dec. 19, 2020 at the age of 87. 

tony-evers“Chief Justice Abrahamson was a first—the first woman to serve on the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the first woman to serve as chief justice. Yet, her legacy is defined not just by being a first, but her life’s work of ensuring she would not be the last, paving and lighting the way for the many women and others who would come after her,” said Gov. Evers in a statement at the time of her passing. “We are thinking of Chief Justice Abrahamson’s family and friends, and we join the people of Wisconsin in mourning the loss of one of our state’s most extraordinary public servants and honoring her legacy.” 

Private memorial services will be held on January 5. Executive Order #102 is in effect from sunrise to sunset on Tues., Jan. 5, 2021, and is available here.

 
Democrats Introduce COVID-19 Response Bill PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Assembly Democrats   
Tuesday, 05 January 2021 10:04

assembly-wiBill will provide public health support, economic relief for Wisconsin families and businesses.


MADISON – Monday, Assembly Democrats along with members of the State Senate rolled out comprehensive legislation to continue combating the COVID-19 pandemic and support recovery efforts in Wisconsin. Representative Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) released the following statement:

gordon-hintz“The COVID-19 pandemic is the most important issue facing Wisconsin, and there is no time to waste in providing solutions for the people of Wisconsin. We’ve seen how this pandemic has devastated so many families and businesses across Wisconsin. Our proposal aims to ensure Wisconsin’s public health response efforts can continue and provide a bridge for Wisconsinites until there is widespread vaccination in our state.”

“The public is looking to its legislators for leadership during this time. Today’s in-person Assembly floor session is purely ceremonial and unnecessarily risky, and I’m proud that every Assembly Democrat has already been sworn into office safely and virtually, so we do not put our communities at risk. Assembly Democrats are ready to get to work on Day One of the new session, just like we have been for more than eight months, to ensure Wisconsinites have the support and resources they need during this pandemic.”

The legislation introduced today includes:

·         Funding to continue Wisconsin’s crucial public health response efforts for the first quarter of 2021;

·         Health Care Heroes Act, which provides needed support for frontline healthcare workers;

·         Additional funding for rental assistance, food security, and child care programs;

·         Changes to certain MA payment calculations; and

·         Flexibility for school district pupil enrollment calculation.

Rep. Hintz represents the 54th Assembly District which encompasses the City of Oshkosh.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 January 2021 10:14
 
Governor Wants COVID Compromise as First Act in New Legislative Session PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Monday, 04 January 2021 15:12

wisconsin-senateAs new legislative session begins, governor calls for quick action from Legislature on COVID-19 response.

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Sen. Dave Hansen Moves into Retirement, Thanks You for 20 Years of Support PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate, Jay Wadd   
Friday, 01 January 2021 10:06

hansen-gb-rallyHansen has served the people of Green Bay's 30th Senate District with honor and integrity since January 2001, helped everyone he could improve the quality of their lives and our community.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 January 2021 10:54
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Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Fire Chief Donald Edwin Kittelson PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Friday, 01 January 2021 09:57

wi-capitol-flagsClayton Volunteer Fire Department Chief passed away Dec. 17, 2020, after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.


MADISON —​ Gov. Tony Evers has signed Executive Order #101 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff in honor of Fire Chief Donald Edwin Kittelson of the Clayton Volunteer Fire Department who passed away Dec. 17, 2020, after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty. 

tony-evers“Fire Chief Kittelson served the Clayton community for more than 34 years years. A third-generation firefighter, he was a pillar of his community and a mentor to many, sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for firefighting with the next generation,” said Gov. Evers. “Our deepest condolences and thoughts are with his family, loved ones, the Clayton Volunteer Fire Department, and the entire Clayton community as they grapple with this loss.” 

Executive Order #101 is in effect from sunrise to sunset on Sat., Jan. 2, 2021, and is available here.

 
Amy Pechacek is new Secretary-designee of Wisconsin DWD PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Friday, 01 January 2021 09:44

unemployment-wi-wkowHopes to get handling of unemployment checks back on track.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 January 2021 09:58
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Out of the Long Shadow of 2020 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Smith, State Senator District 31   
Wednesday, 30 December 2020 07:33

mdsn-state-street-capitolSen. Smith remembers the projects accomplished in 2020 and thinks forward to the work that still lies ahead.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2020 11:16
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Pharmacy Distribution Program for Long-Term Care Launched in Wisconsin PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Monday, 28 December 2020 10:14

disability-oldFirst on-site COVID-19 vaccinations at skilled nursing facilities begin today.

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Wisconsin to Offer At-Home COVID-19 Testing Option PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 24 December 2020 11:28

covid-19-testWisconsinites can order a collection kit online for a saliva test similar to the nasal swab test you might receive from a provider and have it shipped to their home.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2020 11:42
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State's General Fund has a Positive GAAP Balance for the First Time Since 1990 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 24 December 2020 11:08

jfcphotoReport shows state's former generally accepted accounting principles deficit eliminated at the end of fiscal year 2019-20 for the first time since Governor Thompson.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2020 11:26
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Elizabeth Rohl New Pierce County Circuit Court Judge PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 24 December 2020 10:40

Elizabeth RohlMADISON – Gov. Evers announced on Tuesday that he is appointing Elizabeth Rohl to the Pierce County Circuit Court. Rohl will fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Joseph Boles.

tony-evers“Elizabeth Rohl will be a tremendous asset to Pierce County on the bench. She brings a wide range of experience with her and, having grown up in River Falls, she knows the community well,” said Gov. Evers.

Rohl, who lives in River Falls, is an assistant corporation counsel for St. Croix County, where she represents the county in court and performs a variety of transactional work. In this role, she represents the county in involuntary mental commitments, termination of parental rights cases, child support enforcement matters, and public records compliance. Rohl previously was an assistant district attorney and worked in private practice.

“I am extremely pleased that Elizabeth Rohl has been appointed by Gov. Evers to succeed me as Pierce County Circuit Judge,” said Judge Boles. “I am certain that she will serve the citizens of Pierce County with a high degree of dignity, respect for the rule of law, and respect for each and every individual who appears in her court. Elizabeth Rohl is an outstanding choice to serve as circuit judge.”

“I am honored and grateful that Gov. Evers has selected me to fill Judge Boles seat,” said Rohl. “Judge Boles is irreplaceable, but I am looking forward to serving the people of Pierce County and doing my best to live up to that legacy. I am committed to upholding a judicial system that is fair and unbiased and will strive to make a positive impact on our community.”

Rohl graduated from River Falls High School. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and her law degree from Michigan State University College of Law.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2020 11:06
 
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