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America Needs To Rethink Its School Year PDF Print E-mail
Written by Palzewicz for Wisconsin, Chelsea Cross   
Wednesday, 02 September 2020 13:07

schools-reopening-2020The strain that opening and closing schools puts on families during the Covid-19 pandemic necessitate a rethink on how schools operate, says Congressional candidate.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 September 2020 13:41
$1 Million in No-interest WEDC Loans Authorized to Assist Kenosha Businesses PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Wednesday, 02 September 2020 09:00

kenosha-business-damaged-2020State comes to aid of it's southeastern city. Eligible costs include clean-up, restoration, and repairs for businesses affected.

Governor: Special Session on Policing Needed PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 01 September 2020 10:04

police-line-wiEnough talk and studies, says Governor Evers, the people want action and results now.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 September 2020 10:27
States Providing Additional Support to Wisconsin for Kenosha Protests PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Friday, 28 August 2020 11:28

kenosha-national-guard-apArizona, Michigan and Alabama will add to Wisconsin troops already on the ground supporting civil authorities in Kenosha.

MADISON —​ Gov. Tony Evers requested other states, under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), to bring additional National Guard troops, equipment, and resources to Kenosha to support civil authorities there.

EMAC is a mutual aid agreement that allows governors to provide state-to-state assistance during declared states of emergency. It will enable other states to provide resources such as National Guard troops and equipment to the requesting state.

National Guard troops from Arizona, Michigan and Alabama will add to Wisconsin National Guard troops already on the ground supporting civil authorities in Kenosha under the EMAC.

Any National Guard troops from other states mobilized to support Wisconsin would do so in a State Active Duty status – not in a federal status. Those troops would fall under the operational control of Wisconsin's adjutant general during their mobilization, but remain under their respective State's administrative control.

Wisconsin National Guard troops have been on duty in Kenosha since August 24 when authorities in Kenosha made an initial request for Guard assistance. In the ensuing days, local officials in Kenosha made subsequent requests for additional Wisconsin National Guard assistance, resulting in more troops supporting public safety efforts in the city each day. Troop numbers will continue to be adjusted as needed.

Local officials are leading the response in Kenosha, and National Guard troops are serving in a support role to assist civil authorities in preserving public safety and individuals' ability to exercise their First Amendment rights to assemble peaceably.

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 August 2020 11:43
Trump reaches for optimism as weapon against Biden PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Hill Press   
Friday, 28 August 2020 08:50

trump-speech-wh-082720Trump tries elevated rhetoric after years of Twitter tirades, inflammatory language and personal attacks that have been his approach from the moment he became a political candidate.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 August 2020 17:42
Broadband Should Be A Public Utility PDF Print E-mail
Written by Palzewicz for Wisconsin, Chelsea Cross   
Thursday, 27 August 2020 10:05

school-from-homePeople forced to work at home, go to school at home and engage the world online by COVID-19 has made broadband service a necessary public utility everywhere.

Governor on Vigilante Shooting in Kenosha PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 27 August 2020 08:42

kenosha-shooter-hispanicnewsnetworkSenseless shooting that killed two protesters and injured a third in Kenosha Tuesday night cannot happen again. Armed civilians are no help to law enforcement and should stay home.

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 August 2020 09:21
Gov. Evers Authorizes Additional Wisconsin National Guard Support for Kenosha County PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 27 August 2020 08:31

kenosha-streets-sas500 troops added to maintain order in Kenosha.

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers Wednesday authorized 500 members of the Wisconsin National Guard to support local law enforcement in Kenosha County this evening. The governor is continuing to work with other states in facilitating additional National Guard and state patrol support. 

On Monday, at the request of local officials, the governor announced he authorized the Wisconsin National Guard to help protect critical infrastructure and assist in maintaining public safety and the ability of individuals to peacefully protest in Kenosha County. On Tuesday, in addition to declaring a state of emergency, Gov. Evers authorized increasing Wisconsin National Guard support for Kenosha County to 250 members. 

Pursuant to Section 321.39(1)(a) of the Wisconsin Statutes, the governor ordered into state active duty members of the Wisconsin National Guard deemed necessary to support to local law enforcement and first responders in Kenosha. Any Guard members called to active duty may only be used to provide support to local law enforcement and to protect critical infrastructure and cultural institutions necessary for the well-being of the community, and to provide support to first responders such as the Kenosha Fire Department. The Wisconsin National Guard may not be used to impede the ability of people to peacefully protest or impede the ability of the media to report on this situation.

Conservation Voters Call for Session on Police Violence and Systemic Racism PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Conservation Voters, Ryan Billingham   
Thursday, 27 August 2020 08:15

kenosha-jacob-blake-shootingTime to stop treating this life-or-death issue as something that can be put off or “studied” without any meaningful action.

MADISON – Wisconsin Conservation Voters calls on Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald to convene the legislature to take up policies that begin to address the public health crisis of systemic racism and police brutality.

The shooting of Jacob Blake, unfortunately, is this system working as designed. It is not an anomaly or an exception. We see the manifestations of systemic racism in police violence, but also in the disproportionate suffering in communities of color due to environmental degradation and climate change. Over the past two years, legislative leaders have brushed off other public health problems – like clean drinking water – with task forces and empty promises. Their inaction is leading to lives lost.

It is time they stop treating this life-or-death issue as something that can be put off or “studied” without any meaningful action. Communities of color in Wisconsin have been clear about what needs to be done. Our state leaders need to listen and act.

We encourage everyone to speak out about systemic racism and urge Speaker Robin Vos and Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald to come to the table and take their first steps on that difficult path, so that Wisconsin can begin to progress toward a more equitable, safer, and healthier future.

To contact Speaker Robin Vos email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 608-266-9171. To contact Majority Scott Leader Fitzgerald email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 608-266-5660.


Engaging voters to protect Wisconsin's environment.

It’s Time to Act on Student Debt PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Smith, State Senator District 31   
Wednesday, 26 August 2020 09:09

uwgb-studentsThe Student Debt Task Force released its final report to Governor Evers, outlining 8 policy recommendations Wisconsin must act on to help students and families.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2020 09:51
Transportation: More Roads And Bridges Not The Answer PDF Print E-mail
Written by Palzewicz for Wisconsin, Chelsea Cross   
Wednesday, 26 August 2020 08:01

highspeed_railRail systems are a stimulus to development says Palzewicz.

Brookfield, WI – When public infrastructure issues come up, it's usually about roads and bridges.  Democrat Tom Palzewicz running for Wisconsin's Fifth Congressional District seat, is looking beyond immediate needs, but to our needs in the future.

In southeast Wisconsin, there has been focus on the Marquette and Zoo interchanges in Milwaukee, the Foxconn project in Racine County and upgrades on I-94 and I-43.  That is an immediate concern, but Palzewicz believes our focus on roads will not serve the needs of the community in the years ahead. Our reliance on cars contributes greatly to the never-ending need for repair.  Jobs have moved out of Milwaukee into the surrounding counties, but there is either very limited, or no bus service to those areas. Palzewicz believes Wisconsin missed out on an opportunity to remedy that situation.

The idea of rail was heavily opposed and eventually Governor Scott Walker canceled the project that would have created jobs and given people the ability to get to their jobs, especially going from Milwaukee County to Waukesha County.

tom-palzewicz“That is still an issue in the fifth congressional district, because there would be a tremendous amount of difference in the way we use and think about transportation, if we would have taken the federal money and created the high speed rail line, basically between Chicago and Minneapolis,” Palzewicz explained.   “In Minneapolis, there are many different transit opportunities to move around that city.  Their highways are still clogged.  I'm not going to say because we have the train, our highways won't be clogged because that's not true.

“But if we have the train, it would allow a lot of people, who are disadvantaged from a transportation standpoint, be able to work in different places. And this all goes back to creating jobs where the people live. If we can't create the jobs where the people live, we have to create an infrastructure and a transportation system to move them to where the jobs are. And we've done neither in this state, especially in Southeast Wisconsin.”

Palzewicz points to studies that indicate rail systems are a stimulus to development.

”Another part of this is every study shows that when there is some kind of rail system, the rail hubs become areas of growth,” Palzewicz said. “Because you actually get people who want to live near those rail hubs because it becomes an easy way to take a train to a job versus jump in a car. And one of the things I always go back to is there's 60,000 people who live in Waukesha County and work in Milwaukee County. And there's 60,000 people that live in Milwaukee County and work in Waukesha County. And the only way for them to get jobs is pretty much by car. So when I think of infrastructure, that's our starting point.”

Palzewicz envisions infrastructure projects that will meet the needs of our children and grandchildren, create jobs and opportunity and unite communities.

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